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Old 04-15-2006, 11:49 PM   #1
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Chiller needed??

Hi, first thanks for all the great FREE advice on here,
I’m new to the sw hobby, but not to fishkeeping. Currently I have a 75gal with around 50lb of LR, sea clone 150 skimmer, fluvall 404, and two more power heads, 4 65w PC lights. My only inhabitants are a pair of clowns, for now, in the future i hope to go all out. My ? is about temp. With all this equipment is it normal to need a chiller? I have to leave the pwr heads off cause they heat it too high. Right now if I leave the top open I can get it down to 79, but that is with no pwr heads. And the summer heat isn’t even here yet.
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Sounds like you need a fan to blow across the top. A whole lot cheaper than a chiller
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Old 04-16-2006, 05:34 PM   #3
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Any ideas on how i could mount a fan or 2 on my tank? I don't have a sump and I have a glass top(no canopy). Pretty sure the lights arent much of a factor cause it is still hot w/o them on. With the top open and the ac cranked and no PH on I got it down to 78 but I'm pretty sure I need some water circulation.
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You can get a small fan with a clamp on it, like the ones used to clamp on a computer desk shelf, etc.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Clip-Clamp-On-Fa...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:13 PM   #5
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hey I hot a small fan and it worked great. Thanks a bunch that saved me pretty big $
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Good to hear it worked. I would also loose the glass top and replace it with eggcrate.(if you really need a top)
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ok I like the idea but wouldn't the glass kind of deflect some heat from the lights? And also when you guys talk about EGG CRATE are you talking about the stuff like for ceiling lights? and also i plan to have these fish-
2 clownfish, a few blue chromis, black/white cardinal(if poss. a couple), foxface, and some kind of tang(hippo if 75g is big enough){bad combo?}
prob. need a top?
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A glass top will trap the heat inside the tank. It'll give u more troubles than benifit (if there is even some). Google "eggcrate" and u'll see what he meant
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i'm going to try the eggcrate out, THANKS for the help,
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Removing the glass, using eggcrate and getting fans are all great ideas. One thing I didnt see in the posts is how hot it was getting. My tanks run 82-84. This is where it stays stable.
Those temperatures are not harmful.
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