Makers of the Lighthouse aquarium controller system MCU Research have just announced the release of a standalone variable speed electronic fan controller called the Silent Air. The Silent Air is capable of controlling up to 8 common DC fans and it varies the speed of the fans depending on the air or water temperature. The Silent Air reduces fan noise by 35% even when the fans are running at 90% of maximum. The Silent Air can be run in a sump mode or canopy mode with the included temperature sensor which can be used wet or dry. Depending on your ambient temperature the Silent Air system can reduce your aquarium’s water temperature by 3-5F and for a fraction of the cost that it takes to run a full blown aquarium chiller. The Silent Air comes with the controller, wet or dry temperature sensor, a power supply and it retails for only $69 exclusively from Finsreef. Also available from Finsreef are the medium or large fan kits which include two high performance DC fans that are ready to plug and play with the Silent Air controller. With Spring in full swing and climbing temperatures all around the country, if your aquarium is at all on the edge of safe temperatures you should be taking a hard look at this affordable aquarium cooling solution.
Jake Adams has been an avid marine aquarist since the mid 90s and has worked in the retail side of the marine aquarium trade for more than ten years. He has a bachelor’s degree in Marine Science and has been the managing editor of ReefBuilders.com since 2008. Jake is interested in every facet of the marine aquarium hobby from the concepts to the technology, rare fish to exotic corals, and his interests are well documented through a very prolific career of speaking to reef clubs and marine aquarium events, and writing articles for aquarium publications across the globe. His primary interest is in corals which Jake pursues in the aquarium hobby as well as diving the coral reefs of the world.