If you are an owner of an aquarium, you should know that fish are cold-blooded animals. That means their body temperature would depend on the environment surrounding them. This is the reason why you need aquarium chillers.
When the weather turns hot during the summertime, or if you set up a new lighting system in the tank, the temperature of the water also increases and affect the healthy life of your fish.
For anyone who never used an aquarium cooler before, here are some tips for you to choose the best device to maintain water temperature.
#1 Energy consumption
The chiller will be run on the power of electricity and this would get you worried about the amount of electricity that they will consume.
If you have a smaller aquarium, choosing a chiller that designed to consume less energy. They will be ideal for keeping the temperature at a certain range. Take your time to compare the different device to find out what use the less energy.
Almost aquarium chiller would be made of plastic materials with some parts of metal.
You won’t want to regularly fix it or buy the new things for a short time of use, so make sure that your chiller has a robust design, resistant to corrosions, long-lasting even with the plastic part and worth your money.
#3 Operating noise level
The operating noise level is also an important feature that you should consider before buying the aquarium chiller.
I’m sure that you do not want to end up with a chiller which makes a lot of noise. Some chiller works well at first, but over time they become more and more noise. You should check the fan and make sure that it is in good condition.