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  1. #1
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    Question Chiller - 1/15HP


    I'm looking at buying a chiller for my biocube 14Gal (heat issue and now evaporation issue since I added more fans)... But wondering were would be the best place to buy one.

    Thank you,
    Martin Langlois

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    Dec 2003
    Hi Martin,
    our local sponsors can all get those i'm 100% sure.
    check our the sponsors list on the left of the screen.

    BUT have you thought of adding a fan instead ? that would start when needed with a temperature probe ? or the fan simply starts when lights go on. or add a sump which would then have a fan.. like adding a buffer.. slowing down the spikes and with a fan keeping things under control.

    i'm not a big fan of chillers .. and if you have the room for a sump and a fan.. those are much cheaper usually and cheaper on the hydro.. as well as add room for a skimmer, heaters, cheato etc.
    I also find the less expensive chillers dont work for all that long before problems occur. Some of them burn to the ground.. or heat the water killing everything inside.. check out reefcentral for some nightmare threads.

    if at all possible, find another option... is what i'm saying hehe..
    just my 2 cents.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    I agree with Liv --> this size of tank can be cooled very effectively with a simply fan. I would try this much cheaper option first prior to spending extra money.
    140 Gallon 6' long display tank with a 40 gallon sump, Eheim return pump, Octopus Extreme 200 Protein Skimmer, 3-circulation pumps (mixed brands) & 4' 8-bulb ATi Powermodule light fixture.

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