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Old 01-04-2010, 12:33 PM   #1
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Temp Dropped to 66

Last night my metal halides turned off but for some reason the fan stayed on all night and when i got up this morning i looked at my thermometer and the tank was at 66.5. I am slowly bringing the temp back up and i was just wondering if there is any thing else i should do to prevent loosing any livestock?
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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Do you keep your MH on all night?
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That's really low. Just bring it up slowly and hope for the best.
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Old 01-04-2010, 01:23 PM   #4
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The issue was that the fans stayed on (that's what was stated). IMO.. just bring it back slowly. They'll be lethargic and slowly come around. You might want to consider a second heater in there in case it happens again
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Yeah definitly need a second heater. The fish are still alive, shrimp still alive and the corals are still extending there polyps so im hoping for the best.
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You should be OK. Jusdt do it slowly like everyone says. Heater is a great idea.
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Think about plugging your fans and Halides all into the same timer so this cannot happen again. What I do is plug a powerstrip into the timer for the lights and then plug the lights and fans into the powerstrip.
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Think about plugging your fans and Halides all into the same timer so this cannot happen again. What I do is plug a powerstrip into the timer for the lights and then plug the lights and fans into the powerstrip.
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you put a second heater on, and all you will do is have the heater fight the evap causing a huge electric bill, and lots of humidity.
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you put a second heater on, and all you will do is have the heater fight the evap causing a huge electric bill, and lots of humidity.
Huh? Could you clarify that please?
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well without fixing the problem, the fans will stay on, chilling and evaping the tank, the ATO will flow, the heater will stay on, and it will continue to pump H2O into the air at 150-200 watts. Especially if the fans were strong enough to bring the temp down from 78 to 66. More heaters might keep an emergency from happening, but the +1 was to root out and prevent the problem.
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