Who here runs their tank without a chiller? Please vote!

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Matt, 13 Dec 2009.

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Who here runs their tank WITHOUT a chiller?

  1. I do use a chiller

    30 vote(s)
    26.8%
  2. I do not use a chiller

    50 vote(s)
    44.6%
  3. What is a chiller?

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  4. I use fans to chill my tank

    31 vote(s)
    27.7%
  1. Matt

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    Who here runs their marine tank WITHOUT a chiller?
     
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  3. lIghty

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    I think the biggest deciding factor would be the temperature of where you live, those who live in the hotter areas will generally have a to those that live in cooler places.

    Another factor would be the power off their lighting.
     
  4. RiaanP

    RiaanP Moderator

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    I use a fan when needed and an open algae scrubber. That cools a tank a lot, but your RO top-up becomes a problem. Must install an auto top-up unit.
     
  5. Atilla

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    no chiller for me
     
  6. danimal

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    me neither
     
  7. Sentari

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    Riaan do you use a fan over your ATS or is it in your hood over the water.

    Was wondering where i should place them...
     
  8. JD167

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    I also don't use one. I have one sitting in the garage, but I don't have any place to install it. At the moment I have a fan blowing over my sump. It works very well but obviously requires more RO for topup.
     
  9. Rory

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    Have one tank with and one tank without. Don't really check the temp much on the tank without though but when the lights come on, fans come on. The one with a chiller only has 1 fan but runs 24/7. Both require ridiculous amounts of RO.
     
  10. poiromaniax

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    I use 2 x 12cm 220V fans built into my hood to cool the MH's - They also do a nice job of cooling the tank....
     
  11. jacquesb

    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    I never used to run my tank with a chiller - since we broke up my cold water tank (my wife complained about too little space in the house), I have been using my chiller on my tank. BUT, I still supplement with a fan that is blowing over the surface of the water of my DT!
     
  12. lanzo

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    no chiller
     
  13. jean19

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    i used a fan on my previous tank , but in france , it's certainly less hot than in your country .
     
  14. Yuri

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    do your house not have good heating
     
  15. jean19

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    good heating yes but no climatisation , for the summer , wich can go to 35/36°c .
     
  16. Drk

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    Normal day in summer with fan 32 - 35 degrees my chiller currently swich on upto 6 times a day keeping my tank on 25-26 degrees
     
  17. aminyassien

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    no chiller

    normally my house degree in summer doesnot exeed 33 and i have AC
     
  18. IMarine

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    I found with a chiller a reef tank is more stable and with sps you don't want a temp problems, as with a lot of our corals we keep more stable better growth
     
  19. charlv

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    I use a fan on ATS
     
  20. Dewald@Dorry

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    No chiller!
     
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