We are inaugurating today a new section on DaniReef, that was requested for a long time by our users: a video-guideline channel about installation and managing of aquarium devices. Let’s start today with the installation of the chiller Teco TK 500.
Continuing in Hall 4, we visited the Teco, an Italy company specializing inaquarium refrigeration. In truth, I really think is the only company specialized in this area, given that we have not seen any other.
We immediately started talking about Echill, presented two years ago and in the production and sale since last year, a product that we loved, that we had a preview on our website (World premiere: The Teco E-Chill is here. How setting in this incredible video by DaniReef) and we will release shortly a very complete review.
Sunday, July 10th was held the First Teco Open Day at the Aquarium of Cattolica, Rimini, Italy. A beautiful day spent together passionately, in the morning we were entertained by Massimo Turci and Alice Risi who have talked about Teco and its products, especially the new E-Chill, while the afternoon was left free to visit the aquarium. Lunch was consumed at the restoraunt inside the building of the aquarium, incredibly cheap how incredibly good fish food!
Let’s see how the day went on
Thanks to the kindness of Teco, I have in my home right now the first E-Chill intended for consumers, who have followed me live on Facebook was able to comment live preview of my first photos put online, but now we are here with a great video explaining the installation of E-Chill well as its setting. As usual, it’s worth seeing the video in high resolution.
You can watch live how versatile is and how simple is to put it on your tank.
Over the next few days then I intend to do all the necessary measurements, especially consumption, since they are declared only 14 watts for 150 mc/h, and noise, and to put it in direct comparison with tangential fan, and maybe with the normal cooling fans that are usually used in the aquarium, and of course all my usual comments… continue to follow us…
Today we continue our reportage about the Zoomark stopping at the beautiful stand of Teco, Italian company specialized in manufacturing aquarium chillers.
In the picture we see from left Alice Risi, sales manager, Massimo Turci, owner and passionate hobbyist, DaniReef, AndreaNegu and Giuseppe while discussing the news of summer 2011, the E-chill of which we have spoken in recent days.
Teco finally announced the availability of the new E-Chill for summer 2011, of which we had already seen a large demonstration at the Nuremberg Interzoo last year.
Designed to be used in conjunction with a chiller in order to be able to cool also big tanks. According to calculations made by Teco, it allows an energy saving of about 30% if they are installed together with a chiller because they allow a significant shortening of time to use the same chiller. Similarly, the set temperature is reached certainly more quickly.
If, of course, will be installed alone can lower the temperature of the aquarium promoting evaporation but its performance will depend greatly on the relative humidity in the room.
Equipped with digital thermostat and three performance levels to set by the user is aesthetically appealing and very interesting.
We hope to have one of this to test very soon and then be able to make a thorough test before the summer heat.
Teco will also be exhibiting at the fair in Bologna, during the Zoomark, ready for summer sale.
The three models are:
E-chill1 suitable for tanks up to 500 liters, a 12V power supply, consumption of 8W with a weight of 0.5 kg and a size of 130x220x200 (h)
E-chill2 suitable for tanks up to 800 liters, a 12V power supply, consumption of 14W for a weight of 0.75 kg and a size of 260x220x200 (h)
E-chill3 suitable for tanks up to 1,500 liters, a 12V power supply, consumption of 20W for a weight of 0.1 kg and a size of 390x220x200 (h)
What do you think about??
The chiller has now become an indispensable accessory for a Reef Aquarium, to host corals and to mantain them in good health even in summer, without risking the phenomena of bleaching, and even without going to affect the health of fish.
Eric H. Borneman in his book Aquarium Corals : Selection, Husbandry, and Natural History (which I recommend strongly to buy by clicking on the title) speaking about temperature, remembers some areas of the reef, which have averages 28°C, 30°C of maximum peak, and minimum of 21°C. In our house, in summer the temperature could have sudden increasing. If we consider that, physically, limits aquarium may not have temperatures below the ambient temperature, unless special arrangements, we get that is easy to reach temperatures well above 35°C, given by ambient temperatures above 30°C, strong lighting and all the heat induced from pumps.