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  1. Marine007

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    I picked up 2 second hand chillers at about half the price for one new small chiller.

    Would like some advice though.
    The Chillers are:
    - Aqua Medic Titan 2000
    - Aqua Medic Hailea HL-1200CB

    Both these bad boys look quite powerful. What is the minimum tank size I can run these on? I just got hold of a 200l Aqua H20 tank, with about a 60l sump.

    Can I safely connect these, or will they be too powerful?

    Otherwise they have to hang back one day till I convert my 2m setup to marine.
     
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    Both good chillers. Nice find bud. Did you check that they both work properly?
     
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    I did a quick check and they seem to work. (Didn't check with a thermostat just tested to see if water cooled down). But I also know where the previous owner lives!
     
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    Cool. sorry for the pun :)

    Bud the Titan 2000 is a 1HP chiller and is good for tanks around the 1500 -2000l. it also requires quite a large water flow through it. around 3500l if my memory is correct.

    The Hl 1200BC is a 1/2 HP chiller and good for tanks around 600-1000l

    For you 200l aquarium you really need a 1/4 HP chiller.

    Try the 1200 and see how it runs. If it cuts in and out all the time then you will quickly burn out the compressor.
     
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    Thanks - I'll take it as a sign I need a bigger (i.e. another) tank!
     
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    Most definitely. Also i would be a little hesitant in setting up a reef tank in the type you have. Pron to cracking on the corners. Look around for a nice 500-600l tank if you can afford.
     
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