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  1. Chiller install question.
  2. Question: Setting up Aquarium Chiller? - soulledlife.com
  3. How to Install Aquarium Chiller?
  4. Installing the Aquarium Chiller

When I set up my tank, I didnt take in to this chiller piping or route into consideration. I think best practise is get a slightly overpowered return pump. One of the disadvantage of pumping to chiller and back to DT compared to back to sump is you need a stronger pump due to head loss when travelling back to DT. If back to sump, can use a pump with smaller footprint. I have heard that the Europeans favour the 'closed loop' system. Water is drawn directly from DT, pumped into chiller and back into DT.

Chiller install question.

This is a separate loop and water doesn't go to the sump. Advantage is your chiller can still operate when you are doing maintenance in the sump, and less head loss due to no head loss from the "suction and pressure side". No idea what it means, maybe the engineers can explain. Return to sump, cool faster and kick in faster maybe due to the actual cooling of the water within the sump only and some additional water flowing into the sump while the kicking in faster is due to the fast replace of the Display tank water flowing into the sump.

This may need a smaller capacity chiller as the amount of water to cool is relative lesser than the display tank capacity. Return to main, cool longer and kick in slower, cools the water in the display tank fully so takes longer time to cool and kick in slower. The ' display tank to chiller and back to display tank ' might be due to reefer not using sump but with overflow filtration system in the display tank. If using a sump and doing the above, kinda waste electricity as the operation of 2 pump would increase the electricity cost. In my view, return to main, with additional pipe to the main tank is quite messy in outlook.

To pump the water to the main tank, required a longer pipe, therefore a bigger chiller pump may be required. This increase power consumption and more heat regenerate in the tank. Noted that with such setup, the disadvantage is that water flowing to the cooling chamber is not pre-filtered. For me i'm going to connect both my return pump and chiller pump together back to display tank. Reason being to enhance the water flow.

Will that be good? I haven't get it done yet as my chiller haven't arrive. Newbie here kindly advise. The one joining at the middle joint at the t-joint suffers the most blockage. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.

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Question: Setting up Aquarium Chiller? - soulledlife.com

Posted May 3, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Reason being to enhance the water flow. Will that be good? I haven't get it done yet as my chiller haven't arrive.

How to Install Aquarium Chiller?

Newbie here kindly advise. The one joining at the middle joint at the t-joint suffers the most blockage. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Sign up for a new account in our community. Already have an account? Return to Display or Sump? Posted May 3, Share this post Link to post Share on other sites.

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Posted May 9, Without any consideration for the chiller. Now headache liao, thinking if I should 1 engage the piping guy to come by and redo the pipes?

Installing the Aquarium Chiller

Or 2 buy another pump just to pump to chiller and then back to main tank I prefer chiller back to sump. Let the return pump move the chill water back to display. Posted December 4, My views on the two methods 1. Posted December 5, Posted December 6, I prefer return to sump although chiller kick in faster. In my view, return to main, with additional pipe to the main tank is quite messy in outlook To pump the water to the main tank, required a longer pipe, therefore a bigger chiller pump may be required. Posted December 14, From my view, it all depends on your tank size and setup. If you dont have a sump Eg: Posted December 15, Kaykay for your advise.

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