Reef Necessities, 7/8/09

It’s baaaack. That’s right, another edition of Reef Necessities is here … and just in time, too.

Summer is in full swing and we’ve been receiving a lot of questions lately from hobbyists asking how they can keep their aquarium temperatures stable during the hot summer months.

While chillers and evaporators are always an option, they are also relatively expensive and thus not a one-size-fits-all solution. And while floating ice in your aquarium may be a quick fix, many hobbyists are seeking a more permanent, albeit inexpensive solution.

And what, pray tell, might that be? Since I’m probably going to post pictures after I finish writing this, I think you’ve already concluded it’s a fan. Well, two fans, actually. Or four … depending on your requirements.

Azoo’s cooling fans are top-notch and extremely popular. So popular, in fact, that we can rarely keep the two-fan model in stock. But right now we’ve got both models available and, because our purchasing department apparently likes me, they’ve decided to drop the prices 20% after I told them I’d be writing a blog post about them.

Azoo fans produce very little noise and blow 10x more wind than a “common” fan. They clip right on your tank and are adjustable, providing a temperature drop of up to 4 degrees.

Here’s a little customer feedback from the product reviews on our website.

“It lowered the temp in my tank in about an hour. Also when mounting the unit I accidentally dropped the whole unit in the water, totally submerged. I pulled it back up and worked fine.” — Amit Rahman

“I accidentally left the fan off one day and my temps rose to 84 degrees. With the fans on, I have a steady 79-80 degree temp with no issues. I purchased the fan in lieu of a chiller due to the cost, taking a chance it would work with the strong light I have (sunpod 250W MH).” — Ryan Milo

“I wanted the Azoo fan year ago when I bought my JBJ Nano Cube, but I found an imitation that was ~$10 cheaper and bought that instead. Last month, the cheaper alternative seized up and allowed my tank to heat up to ~85 degrees before I noticed. I bought the Azoo and noticed how how much quieter and larger it was than the first one that I bought. Go ahead and get the real thing if you’re in the market for one of these.” — Brian

The price of the two-fan model has dropped from $29.99 to $23.99, and the four-fan model dropped from $49.99 to $39.99 (compare both here).

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If you have any questions about these items, don’t hesitate to contact us! And if you want to learn more about ways to keep your tank cool, check out this article to help you beat the summer heat.