Noise Levels From Chillers

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  1. Jt143

    Jt143

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    Hi All

    Ive got a RSM 130, cycling and going well

    Problem is as expected temperature going up

    so got a Hailea HS 28A chiller

    Problem is it seems noisy...

    my questions is...

    1. Anything i can do to reduce the noise?
    2. Any chillers that are less noisy (but still reasonable price like Boyu)?
    3. Would putting a sump reduct the temperature?

    Any help and advice
     
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  3. Quintin

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    I have tow chillers.
    The big one currently on my tank is the Hailea BH1000-C chiller.
    It does both hot and cold but sounds like an aeroplane taking off.

    If you want something that runs super quiet and keeps you water temperature down but chews up a lot of water you can talk to Idol Marine as they build custom cooling towers that work pretty will.
     
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    Note that chillers works the same as fridges. And a fridge also needs to have ventilation at the back to allow hot air to escape. Same with chiller. No point in placing the chiller in an enclosed sump, trying to use the chiller to cool down the water but at the same time you heat up the sump cabinet space. Need to have ventilation so that it blows out.

    Placing the chiller remotely, even outside in its own little dog house is a great benefit both in terms of noise and heat. Just ensure enough ventilation without rain and sprinklers penetrating the box.
     
  5. Jt143

    Jt143 Thread Starter

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    Thanks
    My idea was to place a sump in the Red Sea max cabinet
    This way i may drop the temp in the tank

    My feeling is that the temp in the Red Sea comes from the lights the skimmer pump
    And the return pump

    So putting some of that in an open sump and maybe some computer fans

    I think that may reduce the temps but I'm not sure
     
  6. Zandy

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    It will reduce the temp but water evaporation will be hectic. Also try and lift the one part of the hood and leave that open, will also help with some temp issues.
     
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