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chrisalmand
11/08/2007, 10:29 AM
Something where I can set the temp and no matter what, it'll stay at that temp.

joebo1717
11/08/2007, 10:38 AM
A chiller

BrokeColoReefer
11/08/2007, 10:40 AM
a aquacontroller or reefkeeper with a chiller and a heater.

chrisalmand
11/08/2007, 11:22 AM
They should really make 1 piece of equipment that completly takes care of this. I would buy it.

BrokeColoReefer
11/08/2007, 11:38 AM
its better seperated out so you can use what you need. For example, my tank is in the basement, i live in a cold climate and i never need a chiller. There might be a chiller/heater/controller all in one, but i have never seen it. That would be one expensive piece of equipment.

My temp controll setup is like this:
I have a 200 watt heater that runs 24/7
My lights take care of the rest
If i get above 80* then cooling fans come on, if i get below 75 two more heaters come on, my tank stays between 76*-78*

oct2274
11/08/2007, 11:39 AM
my aquacontroller jr works great. I have it set to kick on various sets of fans if the temps get too high. I did not need to buy a chiller cause the fans can keep my temp below 81.3 degrees with no issues. I have two 150 halides and 4 48" T5HO over the tank. If for some reason the tank does go above 81.3 the controller starts shutting down lights and pumps one by one till the temp goes back down.

roscoe253
11/08/2007, 12:11 PM
A ranco dual stage controller plug chiller and heater to this unit and it will controll both unit.

Donw
11/08/2007, 02:02 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11142407#post11142407 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by chrisalmand
They should really make 1 piece of equipment that completly takes care of this. I would buy it.

OK take some pics after you get it hooked up.
:)

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/product.detail/iid/8701

USC-fan
11/08/2007, 02:05 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=11142407#post11142407 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by chrisalmand
They should really make 1 piece of equipment that completly takes care of this. I would buy it. and if that one thing fails....

:(

sm51498
11/08/2007, 06:43 PM
OK take some pics after you get it hooked up.

That is one sexy piece of equipment. Costs way more then any of my tanks have...

DarG
11/08/2007, 07:44 PM
I do have one piece of equipment to take care of it. A chiller. Tank never gets cool enough where I need a heater. Dont even own one. ;)