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Old 06-12-2005, 07:18 PM   #1
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Chiller ?'s

My chiller was set to turn on when it reached 2 degrees above the set temperature and it blew a fuse....isn't a 3 degree flux a bad thing? Did I get screwed on my chiller or do they all work this way. Can't be good temp changing that way all the time....
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:44 PM   #2
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Your details are sketchy. Regardless of what you had it set to, if it came on and popped a fuse, you should have it checked out. Replace the fuse (Please unplug it 1st!! ; ) with the same rated fuse and try again. If it fails a second time, you need to pull it out and consider it deadly poison!..Ok, well, not deadly poison, but it surely has a short in there and needs serviced. If the issue is that it ran and never shut off then popped a fuse, you may indeed may either have a problem with the chiller itself (Freon anyone?) *or* its way too under rated for the job. HVAC devices do have duty cycles associated with them and its important not to run them 24/7..Not to mention your electric bill..

Do be careful..
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Does anyone no if the temp difference will do any harm or if it is normal. The last thing I need is ich in my tank!

PC- thank you, we are calling the manufactor today. Don't worry about the safety issues, my husband is very careful : ). I agree with you about the fuse and quite frankly I am a little peeved that the fuse popped, it's brand new and rated for 180g (1/4 hp). We have it set now for the chiller to kick on when the temp rises 3 degrees above the set temp and it seems to work just fine at that setting....however, it should've worked at the lowest setting also, it's not like I bought a chiller that wasn't suited for my tank. It's a Pacific Coast BTW. Hopefully it was somehow our error and it won't need to be sent back.
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Female Naso "Isabell" or "Izzy", Emperor Angelfish, Flame Angel, Red Sea Sailfin tang "Bambi", Maroon Clown "Nani", 5 Chromis, 1 Aglae Blenny "Bengi" , Yellow Watchman Goby, pr of Banggai Cardinals, Lyretail Anthia, Six Line Wrasse

1 cleaner shrimp, Coral Banded Shrimp, lettuce nudibranch, 1 sand sifter stars, 1 tiny red brittle star "red", 1 tiny red and white banded serpent star, 2 tiny banded serpent stars, small orange Linkia starfish, assorted hermits and snails. Corals: star polyps, A ton of different types of mushrooms, yellow zooanthids, brown-orangish and light blue paly's, orange ricordia.

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