My Via Aqua cc
-25 chiller broke and my blue tang is dead.
I came home from work yesterday and noticed that my blue tang was dead and stuck in the reef. I was bummed out, but waited until intermission of the hockey game (Kings v. Tampa Bay) to pull it out. The water was really warm. I checked the digital readout on my chiller and it was 86.5 degrees! The tank was around 78 degrees when I left that morning!
I live on Maui, in Lahaina, where it is usually around 85 degrees, year round. My chiller had performed flawlessly until this point, keeping things in the tank cool despite the Lahaina heat. Yesterday afternoon, it would run, but not cool anything.
My two percula clowns appear okay.
I took the hood off to allow the tank to cool as much as possible through evaporation. I can't turn the lights on again until I have another chiller, or this one is fixed. It stays in the low 80's w/o the hood and lights on.
Has anyone had a similar problem? Are chillers fixable?
I will call today and check about warranty status.
My cannister filter was working fine. I will service it now that I have dismantled it. Change the carbon, etc.