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Chiller for the Marine aquarium

 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:27 am Post subject: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Hi  
 
 I  am  new  in  Aquarium  hobby.  I  have  two  100L  and  130L  fresh  water  aquariums  and  they  are  doing  fine  with  power  filters  and  twice  a  week  water  change.  
 
 I  am  now  setting  up  my  third  tank  (400L),  which  is  a  marine  FOWLR  tank.  I  have  got  the  tank  installed  on  24th  July'08  with  two  side  in-tank  sumps  and  LR.  The  NO2-  level  is  still  to  reach  the  desired  level.  I  have  given  the  hoods  to  my  LFS  for  fixing  PL  lights  (as  the  electrician  was  on  leave  during  setting  up  of  my  tank).  The  water  recycle  is  going  on  for  last  10  days.  
 
 I  am  yet  to  introduce  any  Livestock  in  this  tank.  yesterday,  I  have  put  a  thermometer  in  my  tank  and  checked  the  temperature  at  32  deg  C.  
 
 Reading  this  topic  on  menace  of  high  temp,  I  have  decided  to  first  purchase  one  chiller  and  then  introduce  live-stock,  although  my  LFS  is  insisting  to  introduce  1-2  damsels.  
 
 Can  anybody  suggest  the  suitable  chillers  for  my  400  L  (75"L  x  17"W  x  24"H)  tank  keeping  in  view  my  location  at  Noida  (summer  temp  may  go  up  to  45  deg  C  plus)?  
 
 Although,  even  after  purchasing  chillers,  during  power-cut  how  I  will  be  able  to  maintain  the  tank  temp?  Whether  I  have  to  arrange  for  a  small  gen-set  for  that?  In  our  flat,  we  have  power  back-up  of  about  500  VA.  How  the  other  marine  aquariests  at  NCR  are  managing  their  tanks  during  summer?  Please  suggest.  
 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:01 pm Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 a  chiller  is  the  best  option  and  an  investment  ......good  going...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:38 pm Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Chiller  is  best  option  but  very  expensive.  Must  if  you  have  delicate  invertebrates.  You  can  also  try  following:
 
 Place  your  tank  in  shaded  area.  Remember  water  temperature  rises  &  falls  slowly.  Hence  at  peak  hours  your  tank  will  be  couple  of  degrees  cooler  than  surrounding  temp.  You  can  even  try  exhaust  fans  but  don't  expect  dramatic  results  like  chiller.  But  with  exhaust  fans  the  water  will  evaporate  faster  leading  to  rise  in  specific  gravity.  You  need  to  frequently  top  up  water  -  some  times  daily.
 
 I  had  tried  hanging  plastic  ice  bag  in  the  water  to  lower  the  temperature  but  the  experiment  was  not  much  successful.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:42 pm Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Try  contacting  your  local  members  in  the  marine  hobby,  nash81  one  I  know.  Else  Aquazona  Exports  should  be  of  help  too.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:45 pm Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 If  you  are  member  of  the  Orkut  community  Aquarium  Club  Delhi,  then  get  in  touch  with  the  owner  (Arnav  Jain).  He  and  couple  of  his  friends  are  using  some  Custom  made  Chiller.  The  famous  Delhi  mariner  Mohit  is  using  same  kind  of  chiller  in  his  3000ltr  marine  tank  and  the  temp  is  constant  25  degree  through  out.  As  far  as  I  know,  these  chillers  are  same  like  0.5  Ton  AC.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:07 am Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 If  I  am  not  wrong........  You  are  the  same  Amit  Da,  whom  I  had  a  chat  with  couple  of  days  before?
 
 So  finally  decided  for  marine  only?  Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:35 am Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Dear  Tirtha,
 
 You  are  right.  I  am  the  same  Amit,  who  had  a  chat  with  you  about  weeks  ago.  
 
 Actually,  when  I  have  talked  with  you,  that  time  the  tank  was  already  delivered  with  LR,  coral  sand  substrate,  charcoal,  protein  skimmers  etc.  and  the  LFS  already  started  preparing  salt  water  for  my  tank.   He  generally  delivers  salt  water  (with  proper  salinity,  pH,  Nitrite  etc.  from  his  existing  tanks)  to  the  customer  in  no.  of  Mineral  water  jerry  cans.  
 
 As  per  your  suggestion,  I  have  told  my  LFS  at  Noida  and  conveyed  that  I  intend  to  go  for  Malawi  Cichlids.  But  he  says  that  it  is  late.  I  am  novice  in  this  field.  But  never  the  late,  let  me  go  for  the  salty  adventure  now.  If,  I  burn  my  fingers,  then  I  may  go  back  to  fresh  water.  The  experience  of  Marine,  which  I  will  get  during  the  process  will  be  my  reward.
 
 Meanwhile,  I  am  in  touch  with  Nirav  (Nash81).  He  suggested  me  about  chiller  and  offered  me  to  introduce  to  the  LFS,  from  which  he  picks  up  the  things,  on  any  saturday.  I  also  enquired  from  Aquazona  exports  regarding  Chiller.
 
 I  am,  meanwhile  doing  my  studies  through  net  about  the  chiller.  I  think  I  will  decide  within  a  week.
 
 Thanks.  It  was  very  good  to  talk  with  you  that  day.  Although,  I  have  intended  to  dive  in  the  salty  side,  but  I  think  we  can  maintain  a  sweet  friendship  and  keep  in  touch.  Because,  the  next  venture  which  I  am  getting  tempted  is  a  planted  fresh  water  tank,  for  which  I  am  sure  I  will  get  lot  of  help  from  you.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:02 am Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Hi,
 
 In  my  opinion,the  best  chiller  that  i  have  use  is  by  TECO  Smile  .I  have  use  it  for  more  than  15  years.When  buying  chiller,you  must  check  whether  they  use  titanium  coil  or  not,this  is  because  salt  water  is  very  corrosive.Those  chiller  that  use  plastic  insulated  copper  piping  wont  stand  a  chance.By  the  way,i  have  also  try  the  other  brand,as  i  said,if  you  think  long  term,this  would  be  a  better  choice.  Thumb Up
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:12 pm Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Hi,
       I  would  like  to  know  if  its  necessary  to  have  a  chiller  for  marine  set  up  in  Mumbai?  Read  that  its  a  pretty  expensive  part  of  a  set  up,but  are  there  an  DIY  options?My  tank  is  250  lts.  
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 4:12 pm Post subject: Re: Chiller for the Marine aquarium Reply with quote

 Yes,  if  you  plan  to  keep  inverts  /  reef  tank.  A  fish-only  setup  will  run  fine,  as  long  as  the  water  does  not  exceed  32C;  just  except  a  very  few  species  that  don't  tolerate  higher  temperature.
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