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Old 04-17-2012, 06:46 PM   #1
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Ice probes?

I have a 40g. Right now my temp is 80-82 degrees. I can't afford a chiller right now. My lfs sells ice probes for cheaper. I don't know to much about them. Does anybody have or had it, could u give me some advice about them. Like r they even worth buying? Im trying to get the temp around 76-78. Would that do the job for me?
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no. It won't. Did you try a 6" fan? Aim it at the water surface. This will cool it down, but you'll also see a rise in evaporation.
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:17 PM   #3
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No I didn't try a fan. U think that would be the next best thing to do?
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:40 PM   #4
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Yes. I think it will lower the temp a couple degrees.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:20 AM   #5
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Cool. I'll try it out. Thanks
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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Ice isn't really a fix for a temperature problem, its more of a short term emergency fix. If you have ac, then I wouldn't worry about the temperature so much. Fans will help, and heat dissipation from the lighting will help, as thats usually the main source.

If it starts to get too hot, you can run your lights at night, just reverse the light cycle. Remember, temperatures in the ocean vary considerably by day, and night. I would only start to really worry if you tank starts to hover around 90F while the ac is running.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:52 AM   #7
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He's talking about a ice probe they are for nanos they only work for like 2-3 degrees a fan would do much better and cheaper .....my nano runs at 80 and it is florishing ....I honestly font notice a diff from my 80 degree nano to my chilled 76 degree 75
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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90 uh wow I would not let tanks with coral or tropical marine species get over 83 and that's borderline 90 will harm many species
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:56 AM   #9
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I have a fowlr right now. Want to get some corals. Bought a couple before n didn't have good luck with them. Talk to my lfs n they said one thing could be the temp being a little to high. So I was trying to bring it down a little.
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:00 AM   #10
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80-82 is not going to effect most corals befor u add coral did u check cal mag strontium levels what kind of lights u got
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