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Do You Need a Chiller for Your Marine Aquarium?

temperature 300x169 Do You Need a Chiller for Your Marine Aquarium?In a previous post titled “Turning Up the Heat on Tropical Saltwater Aquariums,” I explained that it’s important to maintain a stable water temperature somewhere in the range of 76° and 80°F in marine tanks, and that using a quality submersible heater will help prevent the temperature from dropping below that range. But what about the opposite extreme? What about preventing the water temperature from climbing too high and stressing the inhabitants in a tropical marine tank? Do you need to buy an aquarium chiller for that purpose? Well, the answer to that question is “possibly.” Here are some factors to consider in determining whether a chiller might be a sound investment for you and your saltwater critters: Summer highs in your area Summers here in Toledo, Ohio can be stiflingly hot, and it’s not unusual for the temperature to fluctuate by many degrees in a relatively short period—75°F one day, 95° the next, and 103° the following Sunday. If you live in an area that’s subject to similar scorching temps in summer or all year round, your marine livestock can really take a beating depending on how your home is cooled—which brings us to… Whether your home has AC Having central air conditioning in your home, or even a window air conditioner to cool the room that houses the aquarium, can eliminate the need to invest in a chiller. More: Do You Need a Chiller for Your Marine Aquarium?More:

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Fistafiltration Teasing New Nano Reactor

IMG 0020 Fistafiltration Teasing New Nano ReactorOur friends at Fistafiltration are showing off their new Nano Reactor, which is designed to hold solid carbon biopellets for your reef aquarium.  The reactors can be configured to hold any type of media, including pellets and Purigen.  Manufactured in the UK and available in most of Europe, the reactor is rated for up to 100 liter aquariums and can very easily be set up as a Hang On Back (HOB) reactor.  If you’re interested in one of these units, contact David at Fista.… More:

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Interzoo 2012: The Red Sea booth

DSG 2885 Interzoo 2012: The Red Sea booth

Continuing in Hall 4, we also visited the Red Sea booth. What struck us most were undoubtedly the aquariums, modular, and complete, really well done.

They had shows three different sizes of aquariums, the largest of which was really nice also for animals contained.

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