Different kinds of fishes have different needs. Some kinds of fishes live in a warm environment while others live in the cold. If you own fish
as pets, you must know their temperatures in which they thrive so you can figure out if you should get a heater or a chiller. Remember, putting your fish in the wrong temperature affects their health, and may even cause their death, so you can never be too careful.
If you do end up getting a chiller, you must get a flow switch, too. You can't go wrong with the Aqua Logic 1.5-Inch Flow Switch from Pet Store
for that one. In case of any power outage that can cause the water influx to stop, this flow switch does its job of preventing the freezing of the water in the chiller. Otherwise, the pumps will burst and affect the chiller, possibly even causing leakage which will affect the whole tank.
Even if you think a power outage is unlikely to happen, it's best to play it safe by using the Aqua Logic 1.5-Inch Flow Switch. Simply plug it in nearby your tank's chiller. You'll be grateful to have one if the power does go out.
Flow Switches are used to cut off power to the chiller incase the water flow stops (such as a pump failure or during water changes). The Flow Switch prevents the water inside the chiller from become frozen and bursting the pipes: which will damage the chiller and cause leakage. The Flow Switch is installed in the plumbing system before the chiller and the switch is plugged in between the chiller and the controller. In UV sterilizer installations, the Flow Switch can be used to turn off the UV sterilizer and prevent the unit from over-heating. This Flow Switch is rated at 20 amps and can be used with chillers up to 3/4 HP.