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Old 06-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
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I can imagine it'll only get worse through the summer, will a fan keep up? I wonder for my own sake as well.
It's a stop gap emergency measure but I have several water bottles filled & frozen at the ready. With a bit of string & twisty tie attached I can float one or more in the top of the tank, hooked over the rim. My 36G bow front will come down half a degree after melting one 500ml bottle. So I'm gonna upgrade to 1L bottles instead.

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Old 06-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
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I also have used the frozen bottle trick to lower the temp in a hurry. My a/c went out last year and all my tanks shot up to almost 90!!! I just stuck in bags of ice into each tank and it lowered the temps quite a bit. Not a perfect solution but good in an emergency.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
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Errr... Expensive stuff.
Welcome to the reef world, LOL
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #14
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I would just keep the top off and it will prob stay around 80.
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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Just save yur money and get a chiller if yur tank won't stabilize temp with fans ..I know there exspensive but was the second best purchase I made good skimmer to be my first
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
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What I used to do when I live in my apartment I usually freeze small water bottles and put them in my sump this will bring the temperature down fast plus you don't introduced any water into the aquarium this works well till you can't get a chiller and also turn your light on in the afternoon good luck.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
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2 best purchases, chiller and generator. Too much invested, not to protect my investment.
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