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Old 12-21-2011, 02:09 AM   #21
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Ok I agree the sump it is, but I am getting a different temp reading than from the display tank, with that being said I have the chiller calibrated to the display tank. Now with putting the iTemp probe in the sump does the RK picks up that temp and shall I redo the chiller, I am so confused!!!
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:23 PM   #22
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i jjust seen this post and i also will be getting my new RKE V2 on xmas so i guess we can help each other out with figuring this bad boy out. girlfriends and boyfriends are great arent they. my gf is the best for dropping around $400 dollars on what she considers my endless money pit... lol
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:28 AM   #23
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love that! "Endless Money Pit" Well i am kinda stuck still with the two temp readings.

BTW Merry Christmas to all.
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Old 12-22-2011, 02:37 AM   #24
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@rafatoy. How big a difference do you see between the sump and dt. Why not move the chiller probe to the sump too. One of the benefits of a sump if that you can hide all that stuff in there.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:23 AM   #25
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2 to 3 degrees. For now i have calibrated the chiller to the dt, should i keep it with the dt or the sump, i too agree that having it in the sump is the best idea yet.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:58 AM   #26
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I have everything in the sump. That's a large difference between the sump and dt. Is that using the same thermometer?

I see that much swing between glass and electric thermometers. My sump and tank are within one degree (125 gal).

The rkl has a temp probe and can control the chiller, so that should eliminate that problem. I would calibrate on/off setting to the dt though and adjust the set point accordingly.
I do that with my heaters, but calibrate against a lab grade mercury thermometer instead of the electronic controller. I tested 2 of each at the pharmaceutical I work at and the mercury ones were spot on while the electrics were 2 degrees higher.
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:07 AM   #27
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Yes I am using electronic ones and two separate ones. Ok I will the regular one next. Thanks for the input.....
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Carey how did your rke turn out this morning? What I thought what was gonna be the rke under the tree turned out to be gift card for 400 bucks so now I'm crossed between the rke v2 and the apex controller its such a hard choice to make
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:06 AM   #29
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Santa didnt order my controller in time so i have to wait for it to come tuesday. :-(

I still like the rke over the apex, more is included initially and it seems its more expandable. The apex is mighty snazzy looking though.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:24 AM   #30
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Ya I've been reading all day about it and I have mixed feelings about both units. Like I herd teck support from DA is bad and its harder to update the firmware in the rke the in the apex and with the built in Ethernet its hard to pass up but the price difference is good in favor of the rke and its looks more expandable and with the pre-made flot switches are very key.
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