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Old 04-19-2005, 11:17 PM   #11
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fuvibo is right having your powerheads cycle will help to lower the temp because they are cooled by the tanks water. Having fewer running means less heat added to tank.
You need a really big ice cube, Try freezing a gallon jug of water then floating that.
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Old 04-20-2005, 12:11 AM   #12
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I've been thinking about putting my powerheads on timers. Walmart sells a decent digital timer for 20 bucks that lets you have 5 different programs. I might invest in another one..
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14 hours is a very long photo period. What is in your tank and how big is it? Just wondering is all.
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Old 04-20-2005, 11:39 PM   #14
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its a 75 gallon tank.

4 fish, sone Xenia and a few mushrooms.

Today at 1945 the temp was 77.5.
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14 hours is a very long photo period.

What is an ideal photo-period?
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Fans directed at the water surface will go a long way. 75 gallons should help you...there's stability there once you get the temperature down. I find a single fan on my 40gal keeps things under control

...but watch your evaporation, it will increase dramatically.
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I am pretty sure 10 hours (Well that is what I have been told) of lights on a day is good, 14 hours is a long time. The Temperature in my tank is also 78-80 normally, that is what I keep the heat at. So I don't think that your tank is too warm.
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...but watch your evaporation, it will increase dramatically.
I've noticed Im going to have to get an RO/DI unit setup a lot sooner than I had anticipated. Think i've dropped in a bout 4g of watter in the last three days.
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