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Chiller for nano tank?

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Sprae

As some of you may know I'm planning to get a chiller soon. Already bought an Eheim 2213 to pump it.

Thanks to some recommendations I'm narrowing down to two;

JBJ Mini-Arctica Chiller w/ Digital Controller 1/15HP

Hailea HC-130A 1/15hp Chiller

They are about the same price, so which one would you get? Any others I should consider?

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BlueBolts

Sprae, there a chiller that LFS sells, that can be converted to a chiller/heater and be temp controlled. Its a popular brand but I can't recall it. If you're interested, I can do some research for you.....nothing worst then a heater in a nano tank !

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Sprae

I think you're referring to Teco chiller with heater. They're $$$

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BlueBolts

Not sure, but perhaps bundle the $ and focus on a larger tank, breeding tank etc ... Perhaps ? Focus on the end goal !

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