Hailea Nutrient Chillers

Hailea Nutrient Chillers

from £234.95

Hailea HC-100A Nutrient Chiller

£234.95
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Hailea HC-500A Nutrient Chiller

£389.95
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Hailea HC-2200A Nutrient Chiller

£999.95
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Overview

Maximise growth, get healthy roots & keep root rot at bay - keep your nutrient solution to 18oC - 21oC. At this temperature oxygen levels, nutrient uptake & overall growth are high!


Cooling your feed couldn’t be easier – you just need a Hailea Nutrient Chiller. If you’ve got a hydro system they’re a must.


They work like a mini refrigerator - nutrient solution is pumped into your chiller, cooled, then pumped back into your tank. Talk about precise! Each chiller has a super accurate thermostat for exact control.


They’re simple to use. You can control yours with just 3 buttons and the digital display’s easy to read. You only need a pump & pipework to set yours up (see The Tech) - it’s easy.


You won’t believe how reliable they are. Each chiller has a tough metal case and an anti-corrosive evaporator made from pure titanium. To protect your motor, your chiller will shut off the circuit if ever it overloads. Buy one now and you can depend on it for years.


Maximise yield, growth & nutrient uptake
 Increase oxygen content – a must in hydro systems
Stop algae, Pythium & diseases taking hold
Simple to use – just 3 buttons
Easy to read digital display
Super accurate thermostat for precise control
• Auto shutdown for motor protection
Strong metal case
Anti-corrosive evaporator (pure titanium)


Don’t forget to buy a flow pump and pipework (see 'The Tech' for guidance).


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Since Hailea Nutrient Chillers are mini refrigerators, they do emit a little heat. Point an air circulator fan at your heater to counter this.

The Science

Why Use a Chiller?


If your solution is too warm...


Your oxygen level won’t be as high. This alone  can be detrimental to your yields:


- Root growth suffers (you’re also at a greater risk of root rot)
- Plants won’t absorb as many nutrients
- Overall growth slows


To lower your oxygen level further, algae thrives in warmer nutrient solutions.


Worse yet, when your oxygen level drops, diseases such as Pythium can quickly take hold.


It’s why people use Oxy-Plus 11.5% to sterilise their equipment between grows.


At the right temperature


For maximum growth & healthy plants, keep your nutrient solution to 18oC - 21oC. At this temperature:


• Your oxygen level is high
• Nutrient uptake is high
• Algae, Pythium and diseases are less of a threat
• Plants won’t be shocked by the cold


Overall, growth (and your final yield) will be bigger. In a hydro system, using a chiller is a must.

The Tech

HC-100A

- Max rated power consumption/tested: 144W / 80W
- Nutrient solution capacity: 50 – 220L
- Water flow rate needed: 200 - 1000 L/Hr
- Recommended water pump: MJ 1000 (buy here)
- Pipe needed: 13mm Iceline Piping (buy here)


Suitable for:
• 1 x IWS Oxy-Pot, 1 x Oxy-Pot XL & 1 x Oxy-Pot 4 (multiple if connected together)
• IWS Oxy-Pot R-DWC (4 Pot System & 8 Pot System)
• IWS Rush DWC Systems ( 4 x 40 Litre Pot System)
• NFT Gro-Tank 604, NFT Gro-Tank 901 & NFT Gro-Tank 1000
• IWS Flood System (6 Pot)


HC-500A

- Max rated power consumption/tested: 576W / 395W
- Nutrient solution capacity: 200 – 1200L
- Water flow rate needed: 1200 – 3000 L/Hr
- Recommended water pump: Sicce Extrema (buy here)
- Pipe needed: 19mm or 25mm Iceline Piping (buy here)

Suitable for:
• 1 x IWS Oxy-Pot, 1 x Oxy-Pot XL & 1 x Oxy-Pot 4 (multiple if connected together)
• IWS Oxy-Pot R-DWC (12 Pot System, 16 Pot System, 24 Pot System)
• IWS Rush DWC Systems (up to 24 x 40L Pots, 20 x 60L Pots)
• IWS Flood System (36 Pot, 48 Pot )


HC-2200A

- Max rated power consumption/tested: 1680W / 1800W
- Nutrient solution capacity: 2000L
- Water flow rate needed: 3000 - 6000L/Hr
- Recommended water pump: 25mm AQ7000 (buy here)
Pipe needed: 25mm Iceline Piping (buy here)


Suitable for:
• 1 x IWS Oxy-Pot, 1 x Oxy-Pot XL & 1 x Oxy-Pot 4 (multiple if connected together)
• IWS Oxy-Pot R-DWC (12 Pot System, 16 Pot System, 24 Pot System)
• IWS Rush DWC Systems (up to 20 x 40L Pots, 24 x 60L Pots)
• IWS Flood System (36 Pot, 48 Pot )


Which Chiller do You Need?

To find out which chiller you need, take a look at the tech specs above – we’ve listed which of our growing systems each chiller’s suitable for.

If your growing system wasn’t purchased from us and isn’t on the list:

• Find out what your system’s total water capacity is
• As long as the total capacity falls under a chiller’s ‘nutrient solution capacity’ range, you’ll be fine

For best results:

Ideally, chillers are best used at half their maximum capacity (e.g. the HC-100A that can do up to 220L works best when cooling up to 110L).

Why? Because they don’t have to work as hard and they run for less time. This gives you a bit more headroom if you need to bring the temperature in your grow room down.

If you’re torn between two models, always over-spec to be safe.

How to Use

Basic Chiller Usage


• Position outside the grow room/grow tent where possible - they are mini refrigerators so do generate heat.
• Position the chiller in well ventilated location at least 40cm away from walls on either side.
• Correctly spec the chiller for the volume of water being treated. The bigger the spec over the water volume the less time the chiller will run.
• Correctly spec the water pump to feed the chiller. The rate of water flow through the unit is important.
• Use the correct size pipe work and an inline filter on the water feed line to remove any particles or debris.
• Clean the chiller after every crop!


Basic Chiller Usage – Low reservoir (NFT/RDWC/RUSH)


1) Place the Hailea Nutrient Chiller somewhere well ventilated, if possible outside of the actual grow room.
2) Locate the chiller input pump at the end of your tank that is nearest to where you have positioned the chiller for NFT. In a RDWC or RUSH you can put the pump in the brain unit.
3) Run a piece of Iceline from the outlet of the pump to the inlet of the Hailea Nutrient Chiller.
4) Run a piece of Iceline from the outlet of the chiller to the furthest away end of your tank (NFT), ensuring that it is submerged. In a RDWC or RUSH system you can simply chill the brain unit, as the water flow is quick enough to circulate around all the pots fast.
5) Set up an air circulator fan near to the chiller to avoid heat build up.


Basic Chiller Usage – Tall tank / Water Butt


1) Place the chiller somewhere well ventilated, if possible outside of the actual grow room.
2) Position the pump at the bottom of the tank.
3) Ideally, position the Hailea Chiller above the tank. If not possible you can position on the floor but it will reduce the pump flow rate.
4) Run a piece of Iceline from the outlet of the pump to the inlet of the chiller
5) Run a piece of Iceline from the outlet of the chiller to the top of the tank, ensuring that it is submerged
6) Set up an Air Circulator fan near to the chiller to avoid heat build up.


Cleaning a Chiller


It’s VERY IMPORTANT to clean your Hailea Nutrient Chillers after every crop to remove mineral deposits and lime scale.
1. Fill chiller with clear pickling vinegar
2. Leave for 24 hours
3. Flush with water


Caution


Make sure the back of your chiller isn’t directly facing your plants – like any refrigerator, they do emit some heat.


If using DWC systems where water is in the system for long periods of, you need to set your temperature a few degrees lower than the required system temperature.


 

Q & A

Questions and Answers (3)

can i use this on stand alone dwc or only rdwc if yes how??
The Haliea Nutrient Chillers can be used with both DWC & R-DWC systems. You would need to use a pump in your system with some pipework to connect to the chiller, & run another length of pipe from your chiller back to your system. It is best to locate the chiller outside your growing area, as it will give out heat as it cools the solution.

Written by jesse | 25 Aug 2016

Does it come with the barbed fittings to connect the hose pipe to and would the chiller use about 37 watts of electricity.
The Haliea nutrient chiller does come with an attachment for 13mm pipe, it is rated at 1/20th of 1 horsepower, which equates to 37.3W.

Written by Lee | 16 Apr 2013

what size pipe would i need to intergrate it to my recirculating system
You need 13mm piping for this chiller.

Written by scott | 23 Jul 2012


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