Chiller info

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  1. arab NA

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    Will I be able to use a Hailea HC-100A Chiller(220L rated) to drop my(+/-320L setup)from a all year round temp of 28 'C to 25 'C? or should I go for a bigger chiller?
    but the bigger chiller= a much bigger price:whistling: so what do you think??
     
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    Bigger chiller. That small guy will be overworked and burn out in my opinion...
     
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    Do you really think so?
     
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    Why dont you just run your temp at 28C:whistling::whistling:
     
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    will 25-26 not be better?
    This is why I want to go for the smaller chiller due to the small temp drop.
     
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    have you got any info on the chiller? it should say some where that it will drop the temp by 10'C on a volume of water and it will only be able to drop the temp 5'C on a larger volume of water. see if you can find this for us. but you will proberly have to go for a larger chiller...
     
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    Will post the specs asoon as I get them!
    If somone has a handbook of this brand chiller
    they will be able to help?
     
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    Well,for me it's hard to say.I have run my tank at 28C since the start and I cant complain.On the otherhand I don't have any LPs or SPS.My softies and fish are quite happy though.My zoas are growing rapidly and whitespot has never been an issue.Imsure that chiller would be fine.Just IMO;)
     
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    I use to use a HC150 on my 110g system, it helped but couldn't keep temp steady on hot days, but it all dependent on the ambient temp.... It could maybe drop say 2 deg when 28 deg ambient..... will help but rather just save til you can afford the correct one
     
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    This chiller can go as low as 16'C.That is 12'C lower than my current 28'C,but since I only want to lower 2-3'C will the low demand not make up for the extra +/- 100L?
     
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    it will help, like I said, but will also battle on a hot day!
     
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    I do live a the coast where the temp only goes above 25'C a few days of the year the rest of the time it is 16-20'C but due to the MH light I am running the temp goes up to 28
    I spoke to the guys at SAMS and Lanzo and no one has stock of the right size chiller.
    Another thing is they both spoke of a massive price increase on the new units due to the US and Pound!
    So if I wait the price get more buggered
    (thats the downside of live in africa,damm US & POUND!!!!) :(
     
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    Hi Walvis.I think you must get a size or 2 up.The chillers prices are bad but will not go down.So get one now.That chiller will not keep up and will battle to keep the water at set temp.It will overwork it self and then you have to get a new one.SO...
     
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    Seriously.with day time temps like that you are so lucky.I would just add an extractor fan or two or just a normal fan to remove the effect of the MH.I can't see the need for a chiller,it would be a waist of money,really;)
     
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    The sepcs on the 100A is
    Tank temp: 28'C
    Abieant temp: 30'C
    100L to 16'C: 20h
    200L to 22'C: 20h
    What do you think?
     
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    Still need help?
     
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    as lighty said, it will help but it will not always have the ability to keep it steady, it may battle on hot days. even if its just 2'C that you want to lower, thats hard for a asmall chiller as the chilled water goes back into the tank and gets heated up quicker than the small chiller can cool al the tanks water before it heats up again. hope you understand what i mean!
     
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    It's a small chiller so it will be probably battle a bit and be on most of the day when you have a hot day, if you are determined to get this chiller then perhaps give it a bit of a helping hand and put in a pc fan or two in your hood or over your sump to increase evaporative cooling, with those two combined I think it should manage, you'll just have to keep an eye on your RO top-ups as evaporative cooling does cause a fair amount of water evaporation.

    Also you say your tank is 320 litres, have you taken into account the loss of water from your live rock and substrate etc.? You could have a lot less than 320 litres of water.
     

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