Chillers

Autumncrossing

New member
Joined
Aug 16, 2014
Messages
155
Reaction score
1
Points
0
Location
United States, Florida
Country
United States
Hi everyone,
So I was looking at this chiller, the "1/4hp Current USA Tower Chiller" I found a good deal on craigslist and was just wondering if anyone had any experience with it. I've never used a chiller before but living in Florida I could use one to help save on the A/C bill. The dilemma is that my current tank I wish to chill is only 10 gallons but I plan to get larger tanks in the future. Do you think such a massive chiller would turn my newts into ice cubes? I plan on moving the temperature from the 80's to around 60 or so. Also how does one normally hook up a chiller?
Thanks!
 

Chinadog

Super Moderator
Staff member
Joined
May 8, 2013
Messages
2,685
Reaction score
64
Points
48
Location
Chesterfield, England
Country
England
I don't need yo use chillers here in the UK, but a giant chiller used on a small tank should be fine. Chillers are controlled by their thermostat, so they should only be chilling when the water is above the temperature you set on 'stat. They're usually hooked up inline with an external cannister filter or pump.
 

Nano

New member
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
60
Reaction score
2
Points
0
Location
Berkshire, England
Country
United Kingdom
Display Name
Ben
To connect a chiller to your aquarium you'll need to attach it to the pipes coming from your filter if it is external or put pipes into your tank with a pump as there isn't a pump built into the chiller.

The only problem is that the instructions (found here) say that you need at least a 5gpm pump (300G/Hr)(1000L/Hr) which might be a bit two powerful for a small tank.

Since chillers are so expensive getting one for a low price will definitely be worthwhile in the future when you have a bigger aquarium because putting your A/C on or putting ice packs in the water have much less effect.
 
General chit-chat
Help Users
  • No one is chatting at the moment.
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Nerodia1:
    Děkuji za přijetí. Hledám tohoto obojživelníka, Typhlonectes compressicauda, nevíte, kde ho získat, nejlépe někde v Evropě.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Caudex has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    VEEK has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lanalotl:
    My axie is acting woerd he was a rescue as stated in a different post he got better and now seems to be deteriorating again...again all tank conditions are OK and as should be. He seems to have some black dapple like pattern under his bottom lip? Is that normal? And his two back feet have a little wierd growth? Almost? Tiny tiny tiny lump. His capillaries in his feathers also appear darker and more visible. Any help would be appreciated
    +1
    Unlike
  • Lanalotl:
    Hes a leucistic axie
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    AmphibiGirl has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Dibgame:
    Hey guys. First time on this forum and im not sure what formatting i should use but hey here i go.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jadezoey:
    Hi! I'm being in a hard position where I have to re-home my axolotls. I'm moving out and I would like to find them a new home with someone who can take proper care of them
    +1
    Unlike
  • Jadezoey:
    I have an adult wild type and a juvenile leucistc
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • BigAl:
    Oops my bad accidentally sent that
    +1
    Unlike
  • Binditheaxolotl:
    @HalfDrunkToastLol
    +1
    Unlike
  • AxieMomma87:
    is anyone online???
    +1
    Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has joined the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • Unlike
  • Chat Bot:
    Calgarycoppers has left the room.
    +1
    Unlike
  • AxieMomma87:
    Are you still here
    +1
    Unlike
  • ZayneSantos:
    Is there anyone on who can give me advice?
    +1
    Unlike
  • Max2445:
    @ZayneSantos, What advice do you need
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    based on this video what type of salamander might this larva be? I suspect either eastern newt or spotted salamander
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    help appreciated
    +1
    Unlike
  • KrabzAga:
    they are from missouri
    +1
    Unlike
  • MoaningMyrtle:
    Hi...I used to have a Doctor Fish business...I closed about 3 years ago, but still have lots of big, chunky filtration rocks (lava) how could I clean a few of these to use with my Lottie, please? Would they help or hinder overall tank health? don't want to cause her any problems...love my girl to bits!! many thanks in advance. xx
    +1
    Unlike
  • MoaningMyrtle:
    This is my first post...and I think I've put it in the wrong place...if so, I'm very sorry to crash your thread !1
    +1
    Unlike
    MoaningMyrtle: This is my first post...and I think I've put it in the wrong place...if so, I'm very sorry to... +1
    Top