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    Chiller

    i'm looking to buy a 1/3 HP chiller,with dual control. just wondering what brand to go with??? my tank is 130GAl with 75 g sump. i got 3 400W 20k MH with 4 VHO bulbs the temp rises to 85, 86 during the day.

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    I don't know but

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    Cool

    mmm, sure you need a chiller or just maybe more airflow? Reason I ask is chillers are costly and if you can get away with just another fan somewere like in the sump area sometimes this helps tons. For soem reason I find the higher K rated bulbs not as hot? could be my imagination. I'll find a good brand for you and post back as well.

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    Cool chillers

    J&LAQUATICS offer 2 very good units and pm IJO here at AC as maybe he can get a better price.

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    inline or drop in ,which is better???

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    Jagger

    I have a 1/2 hp Pacific Coast chiller on my 280 reef and works like a charm. I tried their 1/4 hp chiller and it was a little undersized. I know Stephane at Reef Solutions and Flavio at ORG carries that brand. I would definitely go with an inline chiller. The dropins aren't nearly as efficient.

    HTH

    Andy

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