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Old 05-06-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
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Now that I have some creatures in my tank

I have been leaving the lights on all day, and today my temp crept up to about 81. I cant leave the hood open because of my cats, so what do I do about the heat? I don't want to cook my critters. I got a banded coral shrimp, and a cowry snail yesterday. pics are here http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=51398

I noticed one of the heaters had moisture inside the glass so I pulled it out. It was on pretty much all the time from what I could see. If the lights heat the water to 80/81 during the day, can I just set the other heater to that temp so it will come on at night? Or is that too hot?
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Yes you sure could, but to be sure you need to see if the lights are actually heating the water that much.
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Old 05-06-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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ok. Thanks
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Old 05-07-2005, 12:34 PM   #4
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my lights are pc lights that sit right on top of my aquarium and they heat the water up a great deal.. I installed an eggcrate and a fan and now the temp is stabilized
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This is a little embarrassing, but I am not sure what eggcrate is. When people say eggcrate, I think of the paper type container you get your eggs in at the supermarket. I know this isn't right, so what is it?
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Old 05-08-2005, 12:47 AM   #6
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It's the plastic grating they use for florescent light fixtures. You'd buy it at HD in the lighting department.
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here is a link to photo of it:

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ahhh! that stuff you have to push up and wiggle out of the ceiling to change the lightbulbs? That will help with the heat? And the plastic doesn't get all warpy ( that is a word )
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Oh, not what I thought. Ok, so what about splashing water and or condensation on the light fixtures.
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You'll get salt creep but it allows for better gas exchange and help with heat issues. I keep an open top tank so I'm used to the "creep". Cleans up easy with a damp rag. Just keep the water level high enough so there is no splashing.
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