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ijon

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Ibc heater
« on: June 29, 2019, 05:38:11 AM »

Anybody  got any ideas on how to make a heater to heat a ibc tank off your wood boiler. I am overwintering Tilapia in my garage for the winter. I could run the pex through the tank but the key would be to regulate the temp. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Ibc heater
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2019, 05:49:07 AM »

A simple Aqua Stat probe in the tank to control a circ and an adjustable tempering valve should do the trick for you.
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Re: Ibc heater
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 05:31:36 AM »

Thank you my old friend. To the rescue as always.
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Re: Ibc heater
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 02:46:07 AM »

You are very welcome and keep us updated, someday I might try some aquaponics, that would interesting.
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Re: Ibc heater
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 05:02:54 AM »

If you immerse a coil of pex in the tank, start and stop the flow through the coil with an aquastat or temp controller, then is a tempering valve needed?
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Re: Ibc heater
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 07:09:37 AM »

I donít think I would want 180 degree water running through the pex, better to temper it down close to the desired tank temp and go slow I would think.
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