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Old 06-26-2012, 06:28 PM   #1091
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Well today i stayed home instead of going fishing because my jbj chiller was due to arrive...when I first initially ordered the unit i was looking for a good deal and found what appeared to be a reasonable price on the Internet ... A day or two later i had not heard back from them regarding wether the item had been shipped or not ., thats when i realized that i had ordered the cooler thru " aquacon" .,well, my heart sank a little because of all the horror stories involved with them.., so yesterday i called them to chew some butt but was met with a very pleasant girl who checked up on my order and informed me that it was to be at my doorstep the next day ( today )... So besides not leaving me a tracking / shipping notice they did just fine ( whew )
So anyway.., in order to get this unit next to my sump and return pump i had to relocate a couple of reactors and knock out a board etc.., long story short , she's in !!!! ..., but not after a mad scramble to find a couple of hose clamps to " seal" the deal and eliminate a couple of steady little drips.
So far she's been running for about an hour and wow is she ever quiet ., you cannot tell its even running... Its brought the tanks temperature down about a degree so far .., my target of 78* is in sight.... Nice to know that ( hopefully ) the tank will stay at a constant temp when those hot scorching days are among us.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:45 PM   #1092
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Well today i stayed home instead of going fishing because my jbj chiller was due to arrive...when I first initially ordered the unit i was looking for a good deal and found what appeared to be a reasonable price on the Internet ... A day or two later i had not heard back from them regarding wether the item had been shipped or not ., thats when i realized that i had ordered the cooler thru " aquacon" .,well, my heart sank a little because of all the horror stories involved with them.., so yesterday i called them to chew some butt but was met with a very pleasant girl who checked up on my order and informed me that it was to be at my doorstep the next day ( today )... So besides not leaving me a tracking / shipping notice they did just fine ( whew )
So anyway.., in order to get this unit next to my sump and return pump i had to relocate a couple of reactors and knock out a board etc.., long story short , she's in !!!! ..., but not after a mad scramble to find a couple of hose clamps to " seal" the deal and eliminate a couple of steady little drips.
So far she's been running for about an hour and wow is she ever quiet ., you cannot tell its even running... Its brought the tanks temperature down about a degree so far .., my target of 78* is in sight.... Nice to know that ( hopefully ) the tank will stay at a constant temp when those hot scorching days are among us.
Awesome the way your ordering there is not much left to own I'd love to have your wallet lol

But that's a great purchase it might be in my future too it got a little scary last night temp was 30 Celsius good thing I keep frozen bottles in tge freezer for work

Did you have a surface fan before the chiller?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:11 PM   #1093
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[QUOTE="ryan-peddle"]

Awesome the way your ordering there is not much left to own I'd love to have your wallet lol

But that's a great purchase it might be in my future too it got a little scary last night temp was 30 Celsius good thing I keep frozen bottles in tge freezer for work

Did you have a surface fan before the chiller?[/QUOTE

Nah,..no fans ., just crossed fingers and a frozen hunk of saltwater in my freezer,
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Well it worked I guess It was a mad scramble last night to get the ice in the tank and get my a/c unit out of the garage lol
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Well it worked I guess It was a mad scramble last night to get the ice in the tank and get my a/c unit out of the garage lol
that's exactly what I had done in the past and thats what I don't wanna do anymore.... Hence the cooler,...besides,..having a chunk of ice in my freezer and a 135 gal tank and 45 gal sump isn't going to help out much either,. :-/. .. Kinda like putting a bandaid on a broken leg.,... Luckily my refrig keeps the adult beverages at a prrrrfect temp.
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Lol I like the way you think I am cracking one now
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that's exactly what I had done in the past and thats what I don't wanna do anymore.... Hence the cooler,...besides,..having a chunk of ice in my freezer and a 135 gal tank and 45 gal sump isn't going to help out much either,. :-/. .. Kinda like putting a bandaid on a broken leg.,... Luckily my refrig keeps the adult beverages at a prrrrfect temp.
Now THAT'S the right attitude!
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Good to see you are still going strong Dary,

I have had chillers for years now...especially in the old MH days. You and your livestock will love the steady temperature it will give you. No more worries about bags of ice on hot days. I have always been a believer in Kalkwasser as well. I add mine at night and still use a two part supplement on top of it. My SPS growth has been fantastic. I also add a home brew magnesium solution.

Working with the LFS, my new system is cranking out coral for retail sale. Mostly softies, but I am installing a new 200 gallon SPS/LPS grow out frag tank. This will take me up to 650 gallons in the system. Still wanting more, of course. Will use my LEDs I designed using several 100 watt emitters. Will post pictures as this light will travel the length of the 6' tank over the period of 8 hours using a rail build for hydroponic growers.
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Good to see you are still going strong Dary,

I have had chillers for years now...especially in the old MH days. You and your livestock will love the steady temperature it will give you. No more worries about bags of ice on hot days. I have always been a believer in Kalkwasser as well. I add mine at night and still use a two part supplement on top of it. My SPS growth has been fantastic. I also add a home brew magnesium solution.

Working with the LFS, my new system is cranking out coral for retail sale. Mostly softies, but I am installing a new 200 gallon SPS/LPS grow out frag tank. This will take me up to 650 gallons in the system. Still wanting more, of course. Will use my LEDs I designed using several 100 watt emitters. Will post pictures as this light will travel the length of the 6' tank over the period of 8 hours using a rail build for hydroponic growers.
Hey Greg ,..glad to see you're still hanging out,...I truly appreciated all your input,...I just figured it was about time to add the insurance of having a cooler,..it really gets hot out here ( as I'm sure everywhere else too) ,.. I have enough trouble keeping everything going the way it's suppose to when everything's right let alone trying to fight a rise in temperature too.
I just started adding a little kalkwasser to the ATO water,..I'm trying to be very ,very cautious about everything and I'm proceeding at a slugs pace,..tank wise ,everything looks wonderful and I've got all my fingers crossed.
I also started my generator I purchased awhile back last night just to make sure she was ready to go in case of another power failure,,,,All systems up and going for now !!!
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Just wondering, why did you start dosing Kalk? Corals not growing enough?
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