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Old 11/08/2007, 10:29 AM   #1
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what piece of equipment will control my temp?

Something where I can set the temp and no matter what, it'll stay at that temp.


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Old 11/08/2007, 10:38 AM   #2
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A chiller


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Old 11/08/2007, 10:40 AM   #3
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a aquacontroller or reefkeeper with a chiller and a heater.


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Current Tank Info: 300 gallon built in plumbed to the basement. 30 gallon surge for flow, GEO protein skimmer, litermeter 3's for continuous water change (1 gallon per day), calc reactors, kalk reactors, 600w MHx2, 6" DSB, 1000 lbs of live rock (300 display, 700 sump)
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Old 11/08/2007, 11:22 AM   #4
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They should really make 1 piece of equipment that completly takes care of this. I would buy it.


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Old 11/08/2007, 11:38 AM   #5
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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*


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Current Tank Info: 300 gallon built in plumbed to the basement. 30 gallon surge for flow, GEO protein skimmer, litermeter 3's for continuous water change (1 gallon per day), calc reactors, kalk reactors, 600w MHx2, 6" DSB, 1000 lbs of live rock (300 display, 700 sump)
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Old 11/08/2007, 11:39 AM   #6
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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.


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Old 11/08/2007, 12:11 PM   #7
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A ranco dual stage controller plug chiller and heater to this unit and it will controll both unit.


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Old 11/08/2007, 02:02 PM   #8
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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/...etail/iid/8701


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Old 11/08/2007, 02:05 PM   #9
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They should really make 1 piece of equipment that completly takes care of this. I would buy it.
and if that one thing fails....




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Old 11/08/2007, 06:43 PM   #10
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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...


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Old 11/08/2007, 07:44 PM   #11
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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.


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