Chiller needed

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  1. CW

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    Hi there ppl

    I need a chiller for my 300L tank.
    Please if someone knows of one, let me know.

    I looked on the for sale thread but cant get any.

    Cw out:(
     
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  3. herkie

    herkie R.I.P.

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    I have an idea you will have to wait for winter on this one.
     
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    If posible look at the Halia (Spelling). They are awesome.
     
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    Why don't you consider a fan? I bought one from Makro. You need to top up more water, but keeps the temperature down nicely.
     
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    How warm is your water?
     
  7. CW

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    I made myself a DIY Fan unit but yesterday i dident put it on.
    When i got home the coral dident look to good.

    I put the fans on today so ill have a look later and see.
    But i think the best is just to get a chiller.

    When i got home yesterday it was 27.9

    Cw out:(
     
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    Bud, I might get shot for this;), but I keep my tank at around 28.5. Never lost a fish due to temp, corals look great and many parasitic infections can never survive above 27.5, so don't stress to much.
    You should only stress when you have large temp fluctuations within a 12-24 hour period.
     
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    Interesting... one hears so many different things on this forum, very confusing for a newbie to the hobby!:confused1:
     
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    i might be wrong but as far as i know, i higher temp will only get the parasites to go through their growing / multiply cycle faster. I don't think it will kill them?

    maybe some of the experts can input on this?

    also i think this thread was never to discuss parasite activity, just what temp is good for LS. But while we at it lets just clarify...
     
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    Goby, you are correct, it won't rid them, only speeds up their life cycle. This is often done to get parasites to a stage where it can be treated better.

    Carlos is correct about big temperature fluctuations over short periods, however, one must remember the higher the temp the less oxygen the water holds! I would not run higher than 28 Deg C.

    Chiller is 1st prize, but there are other alternatives.
     
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