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    Fan Options – Tunze

    Fans can be a great tool to cool your reef and eliminate the need of a costly chiller. Unfortunately, there are not very many fan options out there that fit in with rimless tanks.  There are the profilux aluminums and azoo clip ons…but they are a bit distracting. We found this Aquawind fan made by […]

    Fans can be a great tool to cool your reef and eliminate the need of a costly chiller. Unfortunately, there are not very many fan options out there that fit in with rimless tanks.  There are the profilux aluminums and azoo clip ons…but they are a bit distracting.

    We found this Aquawind fan made by Tunze and thought it would work great for many users. Relatively unknown we were going to give it a try, but it just turns our with our spot’s we need heating more than cooling. The small vents at the bottom allow the horizontal mount while still blowing air across the water’s surface for maximum cooling. Maybe the LED’s are a little PC geek, but if anyone tries them let us know how you like them. Tunze has them listed at $75, they can be purchased directly from TunzeUSA

     

     

    11 Comments

    1. April 27, 2008 at 4:09 AM | Permalink

      Looks promising. I can’t for the life of me tell how it secures to the tank though. Where can one find the Azoo clip ons?

    2. e&f
      April 27, 2008 at 4:17 AM | Permalink

      Hi Chris,

      If you look to the left and right you can see the glass where it’s clamped on. In the middle of the photo the clamp is visible.

      A google of “Azoo fan” will show many suppliers. I believe Dr. Foster and Smith carry them. HTH.

    3. April 27, 2008 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

      LOL!!! Cool! For some reason I was expecting the fans to be vertical. 🙂

    4. May 8, 2008 at 2:43 PM | Permalink

      I just ordered a profilux 3 fan model. We”ll see how it works.

    5. e&f
      May 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM | Permalink

      Firewire for faster speeds… duh.

      ;o)

      We agree. At the very least remove the metal guards.

    6. jeffry r. johnston
      May 9, 2008 at 5:43 PM | Permalink

      This looks like something to mod a gaming PC. Is that a USB port on the back?

    7. Richard
      February 7, 2009 at 5:35 PM | Permalink

      any pics of the bottom clip? im trying to figure out why it is not aiming towards the water on the top of the tank

    8. February 8, 2009 at 11:21 PM | Permalink

      @Richard,

      I have a few photos, but nothing showing the bottom clip. The Fan blows at a horizontal angle across the water, rather then directly at it. It is somewhat difficult to describe without seeing it in person, but the fan and evaporation effect is there.

    9. Richard
      February 10, 2009 at 2:49 PM | Permalink

      I just ordered the fan i hope it works out for me I have a euro brace on top but roger at tunze says it will open up 1 1/8 thats exactly how much i will need for it to fit. Does it have LEDs in the fan?

    10. Chase
      February 16, 2009 at 8:22 PM | Permalink

      There are blue LEDs in the fan. And yes the connection is actually a standard USB. Not sure if they are controllable.

    11. Travis H
      February 22, 2009 at 1:21 AM | Permalink

      Looks like they took a laptop cooler and jacked up the price.
      http://www.coolerguys.com/840556058199.html

    3 Trackbacks

    1. […] if performs anywhere near the larger model. Here’a shot of it in action at InterZoo. Note the Aqua Wind Fans mounted on the left side of the […]

    2. […] Evaporative cooling is very powerful and can drops most tank temps from 1-3F. Fans blowing on the sump work quite well, as water constantly passes through this area. Of course this is not without increased evaporation. Fans blowing on the surface of the tank, or pushing heat from lights away are also effective. If you’re looking for attractive fans, checkout the Aquawind by Tunze. […]

    3. […] to our attention via the comments, and after looking into it sure does look awfully similar to the Tunze Aquawind. We always found it peculiar that the Aquawind came with blue LEDs and a USB port, but now […]

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