Not Exactly A Build Thread, But. . .

Discussion in 'Coral Health' started by ReefSparky, Jul 27, 2009.

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  1. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah. I suppose it all worked out well. The temp is holding, infact, I suppose it'll make it through the night without coming back on.

    When you say you "hope not too fast" you're talking about maybe shocking the corals, huh? I considered that. I really was going to slow the initial chill down over a more gradual period, but I didn't.

    Everything looks very happy.

    I should give individual shoutout thanks to those who personally helped me including Tangster, Luna, Bogie, Steve Wright, Reef_Guru, and Otty.

    God I love this place. :)
     
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  3. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Good for you my friend, yeah, I was talking about the temp swing, but all is good. Enjoy the new toy.;)


    Luna
     
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  4. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well it's a wrap. Just had to affix the 2-hole strap with some plastic fasteners, and we're good. Now the return to sump from chiller is secure.

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  5. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Reefsparky - that looks the business

    hows the noise level when its on, out of interest?
    also can you feel the warmth coming from it ?

    Steve
     
  6. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Noise level is very subjective. It's directly below my TV, and when it comes on, I don't have to adjust the TV volume. It's noisier than my refrigerator, quieter than my AC.

    Last night, when it was on for the first time, it ran for approximately 90 minutes taking the heat from 85.1*F (wow!) to 78. At the end, I placed my hand in the air flow emerging from the back; which was warm, but the shelf holding the DVR for the TV, sitting about 12" above the chiller, was not warm to the touch.

    Now that's it's cycled a few times overnight (on at 79, off at 77.9--I have it set for 78*F--it comes on and does its thing in 12 minutes. During that time there's no heat. The air blowing out the back is no different from ambient.

    We'll see today when the halides come on, how often the chiller kicks on--and for how long, and if it heats the place up.

    I'll report back.
     
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    excellent thread sparky. very informative and the step by step instructions you added were awesome. youvce done some great work there and glad its all working out well for you. wont get any arguements from me. K+

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  9. Triplemom

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    Agreed! Great documentation. I'm going to have to remember that part about the boiling water/ice water! :)
     
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  10. lunatik_69

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    That also works with children too..............hint....hint;) lmao



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  11. ReefSparky

    ReefSparky Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks, divott!

    Thanks, Mom!

    Shame on you, Tony! LOL.
     
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  12. Triplemom

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    :lol: For shame.....:lol:
     
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