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Old 05-24-2010, 01:16 PM   #11
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I am running a Azoo fan across my sump and it keeps my temps down below 80. Its a 55g tank
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Old 05-24-2010, 01:32 PM   #12
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Well, I just added,
JBJ Arctica Titanium Chiller DBE-200 1/4HP to my 50 gallon tank, I know its a overkill, but got a great dean on it

Have it set to 77*

My home can get very hot over the summer, and leaving the A/C on gets very expensive specially when no one is home...
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:13 PM   #13
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I have the same problem really, down here in Houston it's already 100degrees+ and my monthly electric bill is about $500 so a chiller or top fan is a good investment.
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I bought a chiller ~8 months ago. I have it set at 82 degrees as I see no reason to set it any lower. This is a Tropical tank isn't it. My tank varies from 79 degrees to 82 degrees and I sleep much better knowing my tank won't over or under heat. Small investment for peace of mind.
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Old 05-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #15
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I bought a chiller ~8 months ago. I have it set at 82 degrees as I see no reason to set it any lower. This is a Tropical tank isn't it. My tank varies from 79 degrees to 82 degrees and I sleep much better knowing my tank won't over or under heat. Small investment for peace of mind.
Sounds good, But my LFS recommended to set my chiller at 78 and also set my heater at 78.....
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:36 PM   #16
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78 is okay, only trouble you will be wasting lots of electricity and it depends on what you keep. Do you have fish or corals that need it that cool? Setting your heater at the same temp. will be setting your heater to be working all the time. If you insist on keeping your temp at 78 then set your heater to 77 or 76 degrees so that your heater won't be running all the time.
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This is my set up,

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Looks like you are on your way. I don't see any fish or coral in there that needs a 78 degree tank. Leave the heater at 78 and set the chiller at 80 or 82 and save a few bucks. Buy another coral with the savings.
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Looks like you are on your way. I don't see any fish or coral in there that needs a 78 degree tank. Leave the heater at 78 and set the chiller at 80 or 82 and save a few bucks. Buy another coral with the savings.
TC, Seems that 78-82 is a big difference to very in my tank, dont want to
stress out my tank, I like having 1- 1 1/2 variance in the tank. :p

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Setup that way my tank is normally 81-82 so the heater almost never kicks in and the chiller rarely runs either. This will all change when it starts to heatup for the summer. Then like last summer my tank will sit at 82 degrees.
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