Question: Help with chiller

Chalmers732

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So I have a 20-gallon tank housing 2 axolotls. I have been trying to install a chiller but I'm having issues. I have tried 2 different chillers (active aqua and Marineland) and they have both RAISED the tank temp. The compressor turns on and off on both of them. The active aqua is 1/10 hp and the Marineland is 1/4 hp. I used a 440gph pump on both. Am I doing something wrong or are both the chiller junk? Help please, I hate having to keep my room at 68 degrees 24/7.
 

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As long as your room doesn't get above 75 ish degrees Fahrenheit for long periods of time, you won't need a chiller.
 

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The problem is that it can be difficult to keep a room that cool, depending on where you live. A chiller is a nice in case of emergency item in case of a heat wave and less of a hassle than frozen bottles of water which is a quick temp fix at best.
 
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