I need to add a chiller to my new 110g saltwater aquarium. I live in Pensacola, FL and am gone 12 days or so in a row. It makes sense to set the home A/C at 82 degrees or so, and with lights on my 110g setup seems to run 3-4 degrees above ambient.
I bought a 1/8 HP Teco chiller:
SeaChill TR10 1/8HP Aquarium Chiller - SeaQuestMarine.com
I'm trying to hide it under an adjacent counter laying on it's side... but with heat issues it appears the BEST spot is on top of the hood. I figure I can hide it one way or another. It would be easiest to drop a pump into the aquarium then pump water to the chiller on top and back into the aquarium. I can hide the pump with a rock or two, but is there an attachment I can use to the 3/4" hose return line back to the aquarium to diffuse the return? Should I even worry about diffusing it?
I could also run the supply and return all the way down to the sump, maybe 7 foot of head if I do that.
Any opinions on the best set up?