View Full Version : If I add a sunpod HQI light fixture to my aquapod 24 gallon, will i need a chiller

02/17/2009, 06:27 PM
or its the 20" nova extreme T5 better?

02/17/2009, 07:40 PM
I would say you wouldnt need a chiller, I have a 250w over my 24g aquapod and i fight to keep my tempature high enough lol

02/17/2009, 07:44 PM
It depends on how high the ambient temperature gets during hot months. It also depends on how many powerheads you have running as they give off heat.

I keep my house at 72 degrees during summer time and my 24g Aquapod (with 4 total powerheads) heats up to 86 degrees with HQI. I just got a chiller for it so I can keep the temp around 80 next time.

02/17/2009, 07:57 PM
all its has is one koralia 1

02/17/2009, 08:34 PM
i have an upgraded pump and a mj1200 in mine and keep my house at 70 and have no problems. never over 80.

02/18/2009, 11:00 AM
I just had to add a simple clip-on fan …

mischief nite
02/18/2009, 11:35 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14423661#post14423661 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Jimbo13wl
I just had to add a simple clip-on fan …


02/18/2009, 02:59 PM
are your tanks covered or open?

02/20/2009, 12:03 AM
a clip on fan will do good
if u have a controller u can contoller when fan
come on when to shut off

02/20/2009, 10:01 AM
Maybe in the summer. You can probably keep it under control with a fan though when the room is hot. This will increase your evaporation rate though.

02/20/2009, 10:09 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14423924#post14423924 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by mischief nite
I just had to add a simple clip-on fan …


But in Summer, I add a 2nd fan :D