Doing water change what do I do about chiller?


#1

Doing a water change today and this is the first week I had my chiller hooked up. What do I do about the water in the chiller when I do my change how do I get it all out?


#2

I don’t know a thing about what your trying to do. Sorry. But i’m sure there is someone here that may be able to help you out som hang in there a bit ok and once again sorry I couldn’t be any help to ya

Will


#3

Take return line to res and move it into a 5 gallon bucket, pump bucket full and pour it out. Lather, rinse, repeat.


#4

If i were you , i would not be running nutrients through your chiller… :wink:
It should be a closed loop system with only clean water running through it and just throw a coiled up hose in your resovior… :wink:
Its not going to take long for the nutrients to destroy that chiller… :wink:

:v::sunglasses:


#5

What kind of coiled up hose ?


#6

A garden hose would work… :wink:
Kinda like a whort chiller for making beer… :wink:
Not exactly sure whats its called , but something similar to that… :wink:

:v::sunglasses:


#7

I like this one for it, not sure if it works tho


#8

So it can be rubber or metal/copper I’ll get in that today thanks!


#9

How would I get it to circulate? I have a submerged pump in my reservoir that pumps water into the chiller then another tube that dumps back into reservoir


#10

Got a pic of your chiller setup?


#11

If you have a water dispenser on your refrigerator then most likely you have a coiled up plastic hose in the bottom of the fridge side, take a look under the bottom draws. You want to have that same type of system cooling the nutrients.


#12

Running my reservoirs on heatmats trying to keep the temp above 59F
My chillers is in a box in storage


#13

As soon as I get home I’ll get a pic of chiller


#14

@bryan here are the pics of the chillerattachment from chilller to top of bucket then inside bucket


#15

The connections to the chiller appear to be standard size hose connections. Maybe get a 50 foot coiled hose connected to each port, then put length of hose into res to circulate chilled water. In reality, lol, just do what @peachfuzz says, cuz 90% of anything I know came from him.


#16

Problem is my pump is submersible no way to attach a intake hose


#17

What kind of pump is it? It didn’t come with connectors/attachments so you can also run it inline?


#18

No it’s submersible.