AquaticShrimpNoob Posted December 21, 2018 Report Share Posted December 21, 2018 Hi Everyone, I recently did some calculations on heat waste produce by my light and water pump and I am not impressed. See the calculations below: I did lots of assumption here. I also don't take the possibility that I have made some mistakes. But I think this is sufficient enough to convince me to do some modification. Clearly, my LED light and water pump add heat to the water, which increases my water temperature. In addition, there is no such thing as perfect insulator. That said, there is still heat transfer from surrounding to my tank. I am thinking of adding a small fan to my water pump or submerge the pump under water and let evaporative cooling cool the pump. I am also thinking of modifying my canopy so that the back surface of my LED light is exposed to the outside for convection. I may add some sort of metal plate or heat sink just to enhance the heat transfer. Anyways, I just want to report this just in case some one might ask. Sincerely, AquaticShrimpNoob TigerBarb1017 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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