We all know that high water temperatures can cause serious health hazards for your fish. Since the body temperature of the fish would be controlled by the surrounding temperature.
Although there are many ways to cool down your aquarium, a water chiller is absolutely the most effective and reliable method to cool down your aquarium. In this post, we are going to compare two of the best aquarium chiller: Active Aqua and Aqua Ero Max chiller.
Active Aqua chiller is relatively common for aquarium keepers. It is environment friendly since this chiller is a Freon-free type. It is absolutely ideal for keeping the temperature inside your tank. It uses the R134a refrigerant.
Aqua Ero Max is the product that use Dupont refrigerant compressor, which ensures that the refrigeration of this chiller is environment friendly.
Both Active Aqua and Aqua Ero Max will work perfectly freshwater and saltwater aquarium as well. This is due to the titanium material that these chillers made of. Pure titanium is anti-corrosive which helps the chillers cannot be rusty.
#2 Capacity and energy consumption
Active Aqua is available in four sizes: 1 HP. ½ HP, ¼ HP and 1/10 HP. Due to this, Active Aqua can suit different sides of the aquarium from 13 to 250 gallons.
Aqua Ero Max is available in 1/13 HP, which is enough power to handle some different sized tanks. IT is ideal to use for up to 50 gallons tank. The advantage of this chiller is that it uses less power while providing effective cooling down for your tank. Aquarium Ero Max only works at 25% BTU/watt. Due to this, you will not concern about the amount of energy that you would use.
#3 Flow rate
It is important to get the right model with the best flow rate. Because the flow rate will determine how effective your chiller is to maintain the water temperature.
1/10 PH Active Aqua can provide the flow rate from 132 to 396 gallons per hour and flow rate of Aqua Ero Max is from 160 to 295 gallon per hour