Has anyone ever built a chiller

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    I was checking out prices on chillers and I about fainted. I was wondering if anyone has ever built their own chiller. A friend of mine is giving me a big chiller but its parts only. I think I am going to build my own chiller.
     
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    PRC Stop Quoting Me!

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    Most people don't need/use chillers...There are alot of people here from AZ, that don't even have AC in their home and don't need a chiller. You're gonna have a hard enough time keeping the temp up in a 200g tank, I don't see a need for a chiller.
     
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    In the summer my tank will go from 78.0 to 82 and thats a big jump in a day wouldn't you think.
     
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    You can raise your heater a couple of degrees so that there isn't such a swing. Also have you tried clip on fans to keep the temp lower during the day?
     
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    I turn my heater off during the summer. My tank stays pretty happy at 78 all day.
     
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    You'd be better served with a couple of fans than a chiller.
    Chillers are counter productive unless you place it somewhere other than the same room as the tank.
    Think about how your AC works.A chiller works the exact same way,so the heat thats removed from the water has to go somewhere.
     
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    no but i married one lol
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    82 degrees is fine for a tank, as long as it stays within 1 or 2 degrees of that.
     
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    thanks you all
     
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