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Old 08-08-2004, 11:03 AM   #11
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They took it down by 1C before I decided that was enough & removed them, I suppose it could have gone further had I have wanted, didn't seem to take that long either, but I know you have to watch out for rapid changes in temp...

These cooler packs are quite small, about half a pint in size I suppose? I can take a pic if you like?

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Old 08-08-2004, 11:06 AM   #12
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Nah it's ok matey - thanks for the offer though!

I've just put a bag of ice in there, will see what difference it makes.

Good ideas though guys!! :p
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Old 08-08-2004, 01:48 PM   #13
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Ive got a small fan in my stand pointed down on the sump and it keeps my temps down nicely.
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I've just put a bag of ice in there, will see what difference it makes.
Why not freeze chunks of RO water? This would cool and top-off at the same time. JAT
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Well, the ice makes a massive difference!

It goes down about .5° in 15 mins until the ice has melted. I don't want it to go down any more than this in one go anyway so it's perfect.

Good idea about the RO :P
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If you keep bouncing your temps back and forth, you will end up with ich in a hurry. It would be better to use a fan which would drop it at least 2 degrees. That would put your temp in an acceptable range to maintain. Ideally, your temps should not have more than a 2 degree swing per day. Having to add top off water due to evaporation is not a bad thing. Also, if you are dropping it a half degree in 15 minutes, that is pretty fast. After the ice melts, does the tank warm up again?

You might also want to try a reverse light schedule, turn lights on at night when it is cooler and keep them off during the day.
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