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Old 05-05-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Urgent! Need a chiller quick!

Can I get some advice on where to get a good chiller, our tank temp is ridiculous right now!!
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I'm not sure where to get the chiller, but some ice cubes should help lower the temp.
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JBJ arctica makes good quality chillers. Chillers are not cheap! Temporarily, try blow fans across the water and putting bagged ice cubes in the tank!
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Thanks I'm going to get chiller ASAP tomorrow. The tank went up to 88 but got it down to 85 and dropping... Nervous! I don't have any fish but I do have a few crabs and I feel awful. I put some ice in trash bags and stuck them in to help.
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how did the temp get so high
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Im in cali and it was HOT. Wasnt fully prepared and the lights just made the tank heat up too fast. When I got home had to do damage control, wont be making that mistake again.
Saw a link for some cooling fans on ebay, what do you guys think?

Metal Halide Aquarium Chiller Cooling Fan (6 fan) +gift | eBay
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I would just advise to watch the news every morning, if its going to be hot, turn on a fan before you leave
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Saw a link for some cooling fans on ebay, what do you guys think?

Metal Halide Aquarium Chiller Cooling Fan (6 fan) +gift | eBay
It would probably work but one thing to consider is operational life span of those fans.

I need operate a fan over my reef tank continuously to offset the heat generated by powerheads and other circulation devices (rather than the room temperature of the home) and I used similar (but not the same) fans in the link you provided practically 24/7and they only last about 9-15 months (the fans I used cited a 12,000hr life span), and would require periodic replacement.

I eventually went to using a fan like this:
Sunlight Supply Air King 6 inch Clip on Fan (though, depending on your set up, a fan of this type may or may not be easy to place or position).

Be advised that fans cool via evaporative cooling so your water evaporation rate will increase considerably.
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