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Old 08-28-2006, 07:38 PM   #1
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Chiller Placement

Where do most people put their chillers? I have an Artica 1/3 hp chiller (used) and need to figure out where to put it. I would love to put it in my stand but I know the company suggests 1 foot clearance on all sides. I wouldn't have the clearance in the stand, but would a fan blowing in the stand help at all? Or would it be best just to run it next to the stand. Any thoughts/pics would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 08-29-2006, 09:22 AM   #2
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Chillers produce cold out one end, and heat out the other. If you put the chiller below the aquarium, the heat will rise and go right back into the aquarium, and work your chiller harder than necessary. The absolute best thing would be to find a way to vent the heat to the outdoors.
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