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Old 04-04-2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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summer is coming, and I need a chiller!

I live in Texas (hot) and summer is coming (hotter) and I need a chiller.
Anyone have any favs?

I have a 55 Gallon (soon to be reef)
Metal Halide Lighting (280w)
10 Gallon sump...

Price isn't an issue, but I would like to stay as cheap as possible since im ridiculously cheap (sometimes).
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:56 AM   #2
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I've heard that the "Pacific Coast" chillers are nice and run quiet. A friend has a 1/4HP on his 110gallon and says it does a great job!


oooo Texas in the summer! Almost as bad as Florida in the summer, I feel for ya!
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Old 04-04-2006, 12:05 PM   #3
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I was looking at these, good to know that there okay.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:24 PM   #4
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Have you considered a DIY Chiller or getting a window AC unit? Both are tons cheaper
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:49 PM   #5
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I did read the same article on about.com, and it would take me more time to do then just buy it, lol. (for me anyway)

Now the AC unit hmm...
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Im in texas too and the temp. is going up. Mayb i should consider a chiller for my tank soon.
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Old 04-04-2006, 10:56 PM   #7
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I too live in TX and I have 3 small fans running on my 100. You would be surprised what regular box fans will do. You can hide them in the sump area blowing over the sump.
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