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Old 06-08-2004, 09:06 PM   #11
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It is a bit hot here right now huh?

I'm sure it's something to do with your equipment because my room temp got over 29c today and the tank stayed around 27.5c. All I have is a floor standing fan in the room that blows over the top when it swings round. Lots of evaporation keeps it cool.

BTW, never rule out faulty meters/probes/test kits etc.
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No direct sunlight, and no fans.
No sunlights a plus. No fans in the hood isn't unless you meant external fans.

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I just dont understand why (with no lights or hood on all day, and AM temp at 27), the tank temp can get higher (28°) than room temp (26°)?
I'm at a bit of a loss. With no lighting, no lid and the ambient room temp remaining constant, there's no reason. Do you have a wavemaker with a "night mode" that reduces the flow?

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It should be closer to room temp, I'm guessing your thermometer is reading a bit high due to malfunction or misplacement. Have you tried the thermometer from a different position in the tank? Are just be measuring surface temp? This can be higher than bottom temp with lights on, try a lower postition. Alternatively, have you tried a different thermometer? I have a cheap one that always reads high....try a glass one that can go deep.
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Old 06-14-2004, 09:12 PM   #14
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I'm now maintaining my tank temperature at between 27.7 and 28.4°C, which I guess is better than ranging from 26.4 - 28.4? Although it's still a little high for my liking.

When this strange hot period is over (it can't go on for that long, it's not like the UK!) I'll slowly drop back down to 26.4 - 27.2°C again, as it was before this hot spell.

Or should I just stay at 27.7 - 28.4 like I am now, to avoid most yearly fluctuations?
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26-27 is definitely a better range.
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It's hard to keep at 26-27 though.
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