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Post by thherste on September 9th 2013, 11:45 am

Hey everyone! My name is Tom and i just set up my first temperate tank.  It's in the cycling stages right now.  All i need is to purchase a chiller after the cycling process and then to order livestock from CMA! Pretty stoked! I'll post some pictures when the cycling process is over.
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Post by Mike Savage on September 9th 2013, 9:22 pm

Welcome Tom. I can't wait to see the pictures!
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Post by Rapide on September 10th 2013, 12:07 am

Welcome!
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Post by snapperhead on September 10th 2013, 10:00 pm

Welcome to the cold side..
More info please how big, filteration, are you running a sump, what skimmer ? what are you stocking with ?
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Post by thherste on September 12th 2013, 11:31 am

It's just an aqueon 8g AIO tank. For my first temperate tank i wanted to stay small. I have a micro chiller from chill solutions ordered. Once the tank is running i may consider a reactor of sorts. Weekly 2g water changes will be done and daily feedings of anemones. Any other maintenance you guys would recommend for temperate?
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Post by Mike Savage on September 12th 2013, 7:38 pm

What is your target temperature?

I'm anxious to know what that chiller is capable of with that size of a system.
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Post by thherste on September 12th 2013, 11:31 pm

I'm hoping to be able to keep the tank about 55 consistently. i asked chill solutions when they'd be sending them out and they said about 2-3 weeks.  No biggie because i'm cycling the tank now anyway. Plus, they said that its an updated version which is 25% more powerful. So, as you can expect, i'm pretty excited about this!!! Very Happy
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Re: New To Temperate

Post by AquaticEngineer on September 22nd 2013, 11:25 pm

I've been pulling 8-9 degrees below ambient with mine.  It works since I keep my house right around 71F at the most and now I am just keeping intertidal animals in there.  I think I need to take mine down and service it.  Blow the dust out of the heat sink and clean the peltier contacts off. 

If yours puts out 25% more than you should be golden Smile
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