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JerseyBird97 06-05-2011 11:23 AM

Need chiller advice
 
I lost all my coral last weekend due to overheating. I have a 20 long with a 10 gallon sump... total water volume minus rocks is around 20. My tank got up to 88 degrees.

I've found an Aqua Euro 1/10 for a great price and I like it because it's oversized and good if I ever upgrade.

I also found a current USA 1/15 for a good price and these will turn off your heater if the chiller needs to be activated.

What do you all think?

badxgillen 06-05-2011 12:22 PM

brrr
 
well what are the prices...and what about the room the tanks is in...it is usualy cheaper to just get a good airconditioner and cool the room at acceptable levels..and keep the air moving across the tank to remove acummulated hot air..

JerseyBird97 06-05-2011 12:47 PM

$324 on the aqua euro and $307 on the currant USA. I have an AC unit but it's not in. Would that cool the tank enough? I mean it read 88 degrees last week.
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badxgillen 06-05-2011 03:31 PM

well
 
a cooler room makes a cooler tank..many of your pumps will generate heat but mainly its your room and lighting.if you adequitly ventilate your lighting and have a reasonably cool room you should be able to keep the tank at ideal tempatures.thats the way i roll.i have too many tank to have chillers for so i simply keep my house at 75-76 and my tank stay at 78-81 and the higher temp tank being a nano cube desighn with enclosed lighting..i would look into that..


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