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Old 04-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Continued temp elevation

So my temp is 81.4 I have zoas, softies, LPS and one sps. I've had my thermometer off for two days now...my temp is still elevated. Should I worry? Is there any equipment I should turn off? I have two power heads, 2 hAnging filters, and a protein slimmer. No sump or anything like that...I haven't yet bought a fan to point towards the surface. But if I do...wouldn't that increase evaporation? Which is going to be costlier? Also my apartment temp is around 70ish
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #2
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Are you using metal halides? Seems awfully high temp for being in a room that cool. What is your heater set to?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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Nope I just have two t5s and my heater isn't on. My lights are only on for 7.5 hrs the tank is in an area where there's really no direct sunlight and not close to any heating vents... Only thing I can think of is maybe the power heads are kicking out some heat.
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #4
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PHs can kick out a bit of heat but not much. What size tank?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #5
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It's a 37 bf
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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Can you double check the temp n your tank with another thermometer? 81 is awfully high for your situation. What is the temp like at night with no lights?
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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I've two thermometers on opposite sides of the tank, one's electronic...both are showing the same
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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Well the temp is 81 now with no lights...lights dont come on till 1230ish
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:43 PM   #9
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Ok you helped me solve it! I looked again and one thermometer is reading 78 the other (electric) one is reading 81...plus I found a bug of some sort!
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Old 04-30-2013, 12:56 PM   #10
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78 sounds better. Always good to have 2 glass thermometers to calibrate the electronic ones.
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