The hydroponic nutrient solution…
One of the common problems hydroponic growers face is the high temperature of the nutrient solution. Using a water chiller is the most efficient choice when it comes to bringing the nutrient solution’s temperature down. Commercial chillers are now more affordable for indoor growers and hobbyists.
How does a Water Chiller work?
Traditionally, water chillers are used to stabilize water temperature for fish but today chillers are very popular in hydroponic farming. The most common water chiller for hydroponics is a refrigeration unit that works with a water pump located inside the reservoir.
The pump sends the nutrient solution through tubing to the unit, where the liquid is chilled by cooling coils before being recirculated back into the reservoir.
Why do you need a Water Chiller?
When it comes to growing cannabis, hydroponics is an attractive option for growing high-quality buds. Additionally, utilizing hydroponics water chillers in cannabis production allows them to grow fast and healthy.
A hydroponic system will require at least one chiller or cooling tower to cool the water in the chilling loop. The same system will depend on a heater to elevate the temperature of the water in the heating loop. Think of cannabis (which may actually be industrial-grade hemp or marijuana) as a specialty product that demands tight control of the facility’s temperature and humidity.
Even when two or more rooms in a growing facility have separate ventilation systems, they may share the same cooling system. Each room must be air-tight because leaks could permit the growth of mold. The same leaks can also lead to energy wastage, which defeats the purpose of using the controlled environment instead of an outdoor setting.
Aquarium Water Chillers
Chillers are designed to decrease the temperature while preventing water that is being cooled, from coming in contact with any corrosive materials. All units come with temperature controllers that measure your aquarium’s temperature and adjust it to the desired point.
Chiller units used for cooling aquarium water need to be placed in an area that allows sufficient ventilation and placed slightly away from the aquarium that you are cooling or your chiller may heat the water you want to cool as the unit expels heat.
There are two different styles of water chillers. Drop-in chillers have a cooling coil that is placed right in the sump without the need for additional plumbing. The second type of chiller is in-line chillers. As the name implies, these chillers are plumbed in line with your main filtration system. When properly matched with the right water pump, in-line water chillers boast flexible installation options allowing you to place the unit in a location away from the tank to help dissipate the heat that is generated.
Why Hailea is the best Water Chiller out there?
Hailea Group Co.Ltd has been manufacturing various water pumps and filtration systems since 1989 with an ISO9001:2000 status, and UL, CE, GS certificated. Hailea water chiller is certainly one of the top popular brands in Australia, used by aquarium and hydroponic hobbyists.
Which Hailea model is suitable for your tank?
The benefits of a Hailea Water Chillers?
- Trusted brand with 15 years of proven result.
- It has a super silent design that significantly lowers noise levels.
- High-grade pure titanium heat exchanger, suitable for applications in hydroponics, fresh or saltwater aquariums.
- It is quieter than a similar domestic or foreign refrigerator.
- ABS opaque thermoplastic chassis. (anti-rust, anti-corrosive, impact, heat, and chemical resistance)
- Hailea is free from R134a refrigerant, which is safe and eco-friendly.
Cannabis: Since the nutrients are directly fed into the plant via water, it’s important to keep the water chilled for maximum absorption. Remember, you can only realize higher yields if the conditions for hydroponic are optimal. With a chiller, you can provide your crops with the right temperature for the roots and plants. Remember, keeping the temperatures low without using chillers requires constant vigilance. This is time-consuming, tiresome, and costly. Also, higher temperatures can lead to issues like dilution of the nutrient concentration and shocks. This can negatively affect the growth rate and yield by extension.
Don’t just purchase any water chiller for your hydroponics. Choose one that can give you the service you need. Plus, the unit you purchase should be durable and efficient. Remember, hydroponics is an innovative farming technique that requires a high level of precision.
Aquarium: Temperature control is one of the most critical factors in maintaining your tank’s health. A daily fluctuation of just a couple of degrees is very stressful for the fish and will increase the incidence of disease and death. Take the temperature of your tank at its highest point late in the afternoon with all of the equipment running. That temperature should be the minimum setting on your heater. If the temperature is too high for your fish then add a chiller. Providing quality heating and cooling for your tank is one of the best investments you can make for the overall health of your tank.