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Old 05-10-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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via aqua polar bear chiller?


saw this chiller. its a 1/4hp chiller, claiming some kind of better compressor for a decent price
http://www.aquastealth.com/browsepro...m-Chiller.HTML
how is via aqua? ive never used any of their products. what would u guys think? my tank is total 70 gallons
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Old 05-10-2007, 08:45 PM   #2
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I dont know anything about via aqua, but being as that chiller is around half the price of most reputable 1/4 hp chillers......id defintley be finding some first hand feedback on them before buying it
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:19 PM   #3
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my thoughts exactly!!
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:52 PM   #4
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1500BTU for a 1/4HP chiller is HORRIBLE.

my 1/10HP current usa prime chiller does 1485BTU.

just my $0.02 though
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:52 PM   #5
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I got a 1/3 hp from a friend. He ran it for about a year and I have had it about a month. No problems.
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Old 05-10-2007, 10:54 PM   #6
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1500BTU for a 1/4HP chiller is HORRIBLE.

my 1/10HP current usa prime chiller does 1485BTU.

just my $0.02 though
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the prime 1/10hp is about the only other chiller that is in my price range that ive found
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Old 05-11-2007, 02:26 AM   #7
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http://www.premiumaquatics.com/Merch...e=pacificcoast

this is the chiller i bought for my tank and love it!!! I believe it is 1200 btu it is QUIET!! And within a month or two (if tims and i can make time to talk more) you will see an ariticle here in the FAQ on how to maintain this chiller


As you can see be the reviews on the site alone it is a great chiller good price range relieble!!

I strongly advise against getting this chiller you are looking at here the quality and specs just dont add up sorry to say. This chiller that i linked you to have been proven to hold up in the long run you can ask Casey, Vinnie, Skeety, and few other reefers on this board. Also i have a 72 gallon tank with a 29 gallon sump......Price wise this chiller was cheaper than the one you listed.

I also use this pump to run the chiller http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...roduct=HG10570



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Old 05-11-2007, 03:57 AM   #8
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The PCI CL-280 is the bomb!!!!!! Love it!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:01 AM   #9
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Ditto what Tim said.

As Tim said, I have the same chiller (PCI 1/10th HP), and I LOVE it! Small chiller, with BIG power! hahaa
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:31 AM   #10
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I agree on the PCI, great chiller , I also have the 1/10 Hp on my 90 with MH's and never have a issue with heat,


The 1/4 rating on that one seems off " Over rated" if it only drops 10 degrees on a 80 gallon tank. Something don't seem right other then the price.
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:03 PM   #11
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cool, i figured the skimmer i found wouldnt be too great. with recomendations like that ill be ordering the PCI for sure!!! thanks
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Old 05-11-2007, 03:27 PM   #12
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just ordered the PCI!!!! thanks again for the reccomendation
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