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Hi, does anyone have advice idols marine cooling device installed vs normal chiller.?
 

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eish... seems nobody replied to @Zubair

Anyway.
1.The Idol evaporator cooler is a lot cheaper to run. Electricity consumption of a pump and a fan is a lot less than that of a chiller.
2.Although evaporation cooling is not that effective in humid environments like at the coast of Natal.
3.Your RO consumption will also be a lot higher, so you might need a bigger RO tank.
4.Chillers hot air outlet can also increase the room temperature, so it ends up fighting itself to cool down. Better if you can house the chiller away from the tank or even outside in a doghouse or something that will protect it from the environment but still allow for sufficient airflow.
 

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Another alternative is to run the older style algae scrubber, with net outside the water and a fan pointed towards the net. That increases evaporation a lot while helping to remove nutrients. Two birds with one stone. Winter time just remove the fans. Or have the fans controlled.
 
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Idol Chiller works on my system, cheaper to run than chiller. Need a fan over tank December to February in the more humid months.
 
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eish... seems nobody replied to @Zubair

Anyway.
1.The Idol evaporator cooler is a lot cheaper to run. Electricity consumption of a pump and a fan is a lot less than that of a chiller.
2.Although evaporation cooling is not that effective in humid environments like at the coast of Natal.
3.Your RO consumption will also be a lot higher, so you might need a bigger RO tank.
4.Chillers hot air outlet can also increase the room temperature, so it ends up fighting itself to cool down. Better if you can house the chiller away from the tank or even outside in a doghouse or something that will protect it from the environment but still allow for sufficient airflow.
Thanks
 
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Does anyone know the price of the idol unit emailed them . Does anyone have a picture of it installed?
 

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