So…where to begin with this. I’ll try to short and concise:
The Grobo water chiller is waaaaay to big for such a small confined space! Look at the attached photo - once the plant starts to mature, the water chiller will absolutely 100% get in the way of the plant’s growth.
A water chiller is a heat exchanger. The Grobo chiller is no different. When the Grobo chiller activates, it’s essentially taking the heat from the water in the reservoir and transferring to the air inside the Grobo itself. The temperature inside the Grobo skyrockets - I’ve recorded 102 degrees! How in the world could this issue have been overlooked?!
The Grobo water chiller works extremely well, by the way. It definitely keeps the water reservoir temp cool. But the trade off isn’t worth it, as currently designed.
So, in closing, I’d like some answers as to how the above issues can be resolved. My only idea so far is to put a hole in the outside of the Grobo proper and insert the Grobo chiller diagonally through into the reservoir, keeping the actual exchanger head outside the Grobo. Then seal the holes as best I can.