Originally Posted by Jmkb02
I run fans, t-5s and the shed. No chiller and I'm in so cal as well. I have only had two or three days during that 110 + week we had while back where my temp hit 82. The new 125 I'm building will have mh
so I'm going to add fans and see how that does. Other than those few days, no probs. I did however forget to mention that the air in the house kicks on at 85 at most.
LEDs put off very little heat if any at all. You shouldn't have any probs especially with a chiller.
Im in nor cal & use LEDs but I had to go with a chiller cuz I got no ac
. Room temp caused reef to hit 84 on 95 degree days. I got chiller before summer and 100s started.
I too have expanded thru the wall into the garage for equipment. So far I have 20# Co2
tank, chiller, & second skimmer plumbed thru the wall with ATO, RO
, and salt mixing station to follow in time. Wife gets grouchy when I talk about it so I just do it and she finds out after it's done lol.
My dream tank I plan on at some point in this house (hopefully move to better suited house) will be to open a wall and set in a 8' - 10' long x 4' x 4' reef with all equipment in a "mechanical" (bedroom lol) room behind the wall.