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Old 03-04-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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why do we need both a chiller and a heater???

We just bought every thing we need for a marine tank set up, have just put in the sand.. just a quick question why do we need both a chiller and a heater???
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You dont need a heater if you have a chiller or vise versa.
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hmm!!! we paid $800 for the chiller... and got 2 heaters as well thats what they said we needed.... any idea why??
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #4
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Two heaters is genrally recommended because if one breaks, you have a backup.

IMO, a chiller isn't needed unless you have lights that heat up the tank to a great amount, or you live in a hot climate without air conditioning. I personally don't have a chiller running in any of my tanks.
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we have 2 heaters and a massive chiller haha so confused
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What type of lights did you get?
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