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Old 04-04-2013, 06:21 PM   #1
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Ice Probe Chiller for nano tank


Is this chiller good enough for an 7.9 gallon Fluval EBI during the summer? I don't want to spend too much money on a chiller. They say that it can lower from 6 to 8 degree F.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:01 PM   #2
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I would avoid it. Make your own DIY computer fan. It can lower temperature 5F from room temperature.

Old computer fan connected to an old phone charger = $0 for me. Though you can buy new fans for cheap to avoid all the dust accumulated.
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:49 PM   #3
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I would avoid it. Make your own DIY computer fan. It can lower temperature 5F from room temperature.
Are you saying this can actually drop the water temperature to 5 degrees below the temperature of the room?
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #4
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I have one and it works good on smaller tanks. The dumb fan on it has to fun 24/7.

I second what sayurasem is saying, DIY a fan or just buy one from fleabay. I had a double fan on my 48 gallon and it was keeping the temps another 8 degrees cooler than ambient, they really do work good.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:40 PM   #5
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Forgot to mention another tip, switch your photoperiod to night time. I realize the biggest heat source on my tank is my light. So if the tank is not in your room/ your okay with the lights on at night, that's another way to keep tank temperature stable and keep it low.

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Are you saying this can actually drop the water temperature to 5 degrees below the temperature of the room?
Yup
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:44 AM   #6
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If you don't want to diy a fan, check the aquatek fan on [Ebay Link Removed] They have an inexpensive 2 fan setup.
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