Chiller Installation

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by Pugsly, 30 Jul 2009.

  1. Pugsly

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    Just a quick one - where or what is the best practice for installing a chiller?
    Is it best to place the chiller pump in the sump and return from chiller to the sump?
    Or pump from DT to Chiller to DT again?

    What is your opinion on this guys?
     
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  3. Tony

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    In your sump but after all your filtration so it takes up cleaner water
     
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    Pump from sump to chiller then return to DT.
     
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    That's correct. They also recommend that you flush out the chiller every couple of months because of the build up inside the coils.The chiller will then obviuosly have to work harder as the contact with the coil will not be a effective.You could use a hose pipe to flush out all the crap

    What pump are you using to push the water through the chiller to the display tank?The flow shouldn't be too fast
     
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    Depends on your setup:
    If you use the chiller thermostat the intake should be placed furthest from your heaters. ie heaters in sump - chiller intake in display.
    Also remember that the chiller gives off a lot of hot air which will heat the tank area as well as the room.
    I have mine just outside the house in a dog house:) with a fan blowing the hot air out the dog door ;) works perfectly.
     
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    LOL Martin! Is that where the dog sleeps too? Or is that your hideout, to stay warm when you "are in the doghouse/dogbox"? ;) LOL!

    Pugsley - the guys have given you some great answers.

    I have my chiller being supplied by a 600 litre per hour pump. Works perfectly!


     
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    at the moment I have my chiller installed from the DT through the eheim canister filter into the chiller and back to DT.
     
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    Pugsley - that too can work..... as long as the water flow is not too slow, or too fast through the chiller.....
     
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    flow through the chiller I recon is only around 600lph - heard that is enough flow - you agree
     
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    If i recall correctly they recommed 600 or 800 to 3000l through the Hailea HC300 - HC500 chillers. What chiller are you running?
     
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    My Chiller is a Hailea 150A - and I use a 600 litre per hour pump. And it seems to be working great.
     
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    Rio HF13, with tee and valve to control the flow, one branch to Chiller other to DT. Velocity slow enough to allow for adequate contact time. Also remember that flow and head are not necessarily related, you can get a pump with 20l/s @ 4m duty point and another pump with a duty point at 7l/s @ 4m.
     
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    Just to add to this - I keep my "cold water tank" at a constant 19 degrees celsius.... and NO problems!
     
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    Wow, what do you keep in this "cold water" tank?
     
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    Brent - I have started a "local Atlantic Ocean rockpool" cold water tank...
    So far, we have a lot of sea urchins, of the most amazing colors, 9 huge starfish, one smaller dark red starfish, and about 70 or so small cushion stars...
    And also some local snails (some beautiful snails!) including margerite snails ,etc... black mussels...
     
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    No Abalone?
     
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    LOL Brent. Not legal to "collect" abalone ;)
     
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