That Pet Placeby That Fish Place - That Pet Place11/24/2017 10:59 am
Aquarium plants and animals need to be kept within specific temperature ranges. If your aquarium is running too hot, it may be time to look at a chiller to help cool things down.
If You Can't Take the Heat, Get A Chiller!
These large pieces of equipment seem high-tech and confusing, but they are really just special air-conditioner-like appliances that keep your tank from heating up too much.
What Could Cause a Tank to Heat Up?
If any of these reasons could be the heat culprit, we suggest moving the aquarium to a cooler room, like a basement, or away from walls so air can circulate. Recommend checking the heaters or trying a different pump, and venting the hood so that heat can escape. If none of these things seem to work, then we go with a Chiller!
Choosing the Correct Chiller
Most Chillers have this sort of information within their packaging, so it is much easier to decide on one by their information, rather than going through #s 1-8 and trying to figure out the right chiller. A Chiller will usually give two stats, the # of gallons this chiller will affect with a 10 degree temp change, and the # of gallons it will affect with a 30 degree temp change. As far as Chiller designs and functions, many sit beside the sump area and pump water through the unit and this is how it is cooled. Other types, called "drop-ins" have a coil that you put in your sump that will cool the water as it passes through the sump system. Most chillers have the ability to read the temperature within a tank. Some newer designs even have a built in heating control, which turns heaters off and on as needed.