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Old 02-27-2007, 07:20 PM   #1
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Tank Hot w/o heater

My tank is staying around 82-84 degrees without my heater. How is this possible? My room temperature never goes higher than 72-74 and I was forced to keep a fan on my tank to attempt cooling it. Since that, it doesnt reach 84 anymore but it still stays at 82. I thought it was my lighting but its not, it still stays hot without it on. its not next to a heater or source of heat of any kind, ive already thought of every external influence that may be possible. I am led to believe maybe its the abundance of microorganisms? What else could be possible that I am not thinking of? I find it really strange and Im about to totally run through the whole tank to try to "reset" it if you will.
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:31 PM   #2
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Several possibilities come to mind. Does your tank have a glass cover? If so it could be contributing. What are you using for a thermometer? I have found that those "stick on" color change ones are not too accurate. For about $10 you can get a coralife digital thermometer to veryify your reading. Try it in a few different places in your tank. If you have powerheads in your tank, touch them. Are they warm?
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Wut kind of lighting do u have?? Pumps and powerheads make heat so depending on the size of your tank and the number of pumps that might be the issue. Also do u have a UV on your tank that will also warm the water slightly. It would help us a lot more if u update your "my info" section so we can see the details about your tank.
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True submersible pumps and uv units can increase the water temperature. If you don't have these you may want to start thinking about a chiller or more fans before summer arrives.
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that could be the problem- i do have a UV sterilizer. Maybe my filter/pump/ and uv need to be cleaned again. I know I need to do it soon because its been about 2 months, so Ill get on that and see if it helps. thanks.
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Have you removed or unplugged the heater/s to be sure one is not malfunctioning?
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Interested in knowing if that works. Let us know the outcome.
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Clip on fans are a wonderful thing. Just blow across the top. I have a UV light and temp stays 75 all yr long.
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Tank Hot w/o heater

My 125 was bouncing from 79-83, so I got a floor fan and have it blowing across the top. Now it stays at about 79.
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Clip on fans are a wonderful thing. Just blow across the top. I have a UV light and temp stays 75 all yr long.
I thought You couldn't have a UV light with a reef tank?!?!

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