Resun chillers

Discussion in 'Test Kits, Controllers, Reactors and Dosers' started by cswhitehead, 27 Dec 2010.

  1. cswhitehead

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    What do you guys think of resun chillers?
     
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    My experience with resun in general is a little disappointing. Go with the Hailea chillers. They are reasonable and spares are available for them.
     
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    Thanks for the info. Lol I already bought leslies one. My system is only 350l so im sure the resun cl650 will be fine? My budget doesnt allow me to buy new at this stage. What are some of the issues you have had with resun?
     
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    go with even a second hand halia, they great chillers, keep an eye on the for sale threads. The resun are a waste of money, I would rather go a second hand halia than a new resun bud. That is one thing that is tough about reefing in the bay, is the temp. Something else you can do is put pc fans in your hood, but that causes a ton of evaporation and is not consistant for temp.
     
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    i already bought leslies. Will keep this info in mind for futher purchases
     
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    Mainly longevity but that is my opinion. The resuns were the only chillers available many years ago until, firstly the Aqua Medic chillers (which are Hailea) became available and then the Hailea. They were so much better supported by the various importers that aquariusts are very happy with the performance and product.

    Your chiller will have to be well ventilated as one of the big issues with chillers is overheating.
     
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    Going to run the chiller outside so ventilation shouldnt be a problem
     
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    Thats OK. But No rain and No sun. :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks will keep it out of the rain and sun. So once i get my chiller who wants to give me some corals? :p
     
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    I've got the smaller one, the CL300, had it for 4+ years now, still going strong and hasn't missed a beat. :thumbup:

    You just need to be careful when tightening the plastic screw-on clamp things on the top of the chiller, if you do it too tight the tops will crack/split and then you're buggered, I managed to superglue mine back on and tightened them slightly and it's perfect, you don't need to tighten them that much as the rubber grommets seal very well.
     
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    Dean, please delete my post, I didn't see the previous post, and it sounds like I was advising against Les chiller, if you do it for me I wont give you any more grief for the rest of the year;)
     
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    Cool thanks for the info atleast thats some good news :p
     
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    90% of reefing equipment is made in china, even some of the most repuitable brands are being outsorced, i believe its how you have looked after the item that counts.

    i look after my stuff. :)
     
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    :thumbup:
     
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    I never had much luck with my resun chiller...
     
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    eg the legendry RO BB range and pumps

    100%:thumbup:

    Eish Les, in this bay, unleass you can pour lucozade into it......it is useless.....I just have to find the oil tap on a resun that does not strip so that it can take lucozade
     
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    Is that because it has not worked for four years.:whistling:

    Errmmm.... Eskimo's do not buy fridges do they.:tt2:


    @cswhitehead Im sure you have bought a good chiller from Les. I know Les and he would not sell you a lemon.
     
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    it's never missed a beat cause there is no where to plug your chiller into an iceburg:tt2:, you going to wish you deleted my previous post like I asked!!!
     
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    haha, :) This little Resun chiller has worked overtime, it started off on a 5ft tank, then moved onto a 2m tank (totally inadequate but she kept on going), then went onto a 4ft tank and is currently looking after my nano tank, and yes, even in Eskimo land with the central heating and 150w MH, my nano was reaching 29C, and guess what, my Resun chiller is cooling my tank, my top class RESUN chiller.....is a work horse of note.

    :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin: RESUN rocks!!! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
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    How's your neck, still sore from looking behind you all the time?
     
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