While a chiller may be quite an funding for some aquarium house owners, it is a very important piece of kit that may forestall catastrophe some the summer months. An applicable water temperature is important to maintain saltwater fish and coral healthy.
Reef aquariums and sometimes Fish solely aquarium setups make the most of equipment reminiscent of lighting, pumps and powerheads that may raise the water temperature significantly. Without a water chiller to decrease the temperature in your aquarium water temp's will rise quick which can spell disaster. One of the crucial necessary elements of keeping a saltwater aquarium is to maintain constant parameters, whether or not it's temperature, salinity or even pH..consistency is key.
Likelihood is you will have a chiller when you've got a considerable amount of tools running on your aquarium or just live in a state the place summers can get fairly hot. However sizing and putting in your chiller definitie is not rocket science. Under you will find some helpful tips to pick the precise chiller model, measurement and feed pumps to your application.
Factors to Consider When Selecting a Chiller
While there are lots of different calculations to determine temperature "Pull Down" vs. Gallons of water, these are very hard to determine what you may actually need to decrease your temperature. The best way is go to by producer recommendations and then go from there.
Below I've listed our favorite brands and tank suggestions and what we recommend for intense heat situations.
EcoPlus 1/10hp Chiller Chilling Capability: ninety three gallons - can chill the water as much as 10ºF 35 gallons-can chill the water up to 30ºF
EcoPlus 1/4hp Chiller Chilling Capacity: a hundred and seventy gallons - can chill the water up to 10ºF, one hundred gal.- can chill the water up to 30ºF (For metal halide users or over 150 gallons we highly recommend a minimum of an EcoPlus 1/2hp Industrial Grade Chiller)
EcoPlus 1/2hp Commercial Grade Chiller Chilling Capacity: 320 gallons - can chill the water up to 10ºF 220 gallons-can chill the water up to 30ºF (As soon as once more these ratings are usually not compatible with tanks utilizing intense metal halides or inclosed canopies, we would advocate a 1hp for these conditions for anything over 300 gallons.)
EcoPlus 1hp Industrial Grade Chiller Recomended Tank Dimension: 200-four hundred gallons Relying on Warmth Transfer
EcoPlus 1 1/2hp Commercial Grade Chiller Recomended Tank Dimension: 300-500 gallons Depending on Warmth Switch
Other good manufacturers to look for with similar scores and even nano chillers are made by AquaEuro Chillers
In fact we are always right here to help you choose the fitting chiller for you setup. Please don't hesitate to call 866-872-0195 for assist from our staff.
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