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Old 06-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
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My tank is 84 degrees!!!!! Please help!

Its cycling and nearing the end of the process. Salinity is in check, top offs are done daily, ph is fine... Im ready to add my corals on monday!(yay.) so heres the prob. I live in South Carolina. IT GETS HOT! My mom keeps the house temp at like 78. But the tank is alwways really warm! Its not the lights. Theres no heater in the tank. It has to filters, one is a marineland penguin 200, the other is a aqua clear 20-40. My tank is a 28 bow front.

The tank is never EVER in direct sunlight, and the hot water heater in our house is on the other side of the house... I leave my fan on at all times on high! Which is almost right above the tank.

Soo... Is there like anything i can do? We have a dehumidifier? Not in my room but my parenfs never use it.

I CAN NOT AFFORD A TANK COOLER!! $300 IS A BIT MUCH!

So please help me with this everyone! Thanks so much!
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
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Get a small fan and blow air across the surface. That will bring it down for sure. You might want to go to Walmart and get a clip on fan. It will cause more evaporation but no problem as all you have to do is add more FW.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
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How big or how many watts?
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Just a small clip on fan. Something to run air across the surface.
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cheap little clip on fan. Nothing fancy. They usually have them for about $5.
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Ok i took the lid off my tank too so ill be picking up a fan. Thanks soo much!
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Ok i took the lid off my tank too so ill be picking up a fan. Thanks soo much!
Yes removing the lid alone probably helped a few degrees. Small 3-6" fans work great on aquariums blowing across the surface.
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Ok thats good to know! Thank you!!!!!
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:36 AM   #9
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I would look into a Ranco 2 stage temp controller $125, heater plugs into one end, fan into the other, set the temp and it will cycle the fans/heaters on and off to keep temp stable. If you have a heat problem, you need a way to stabilize it
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #10
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Errr... Expensive stuff.
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