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Old 07-06-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Temperature fix

Anyone know how to lower temperature without having to buy an expensive chiller?

Running the nova extreme 8X54 for 8 hrs a day. My temperature was reaching 86. I changed the lighting to 4 daytime bulbs on for four hours, all bulbs on for two hours and my Actinic bulbs for last two hours for the same 8 hours a day. This brought temp down to 83 / 84 max.

On average my AC is at 74/76.

Need help with this issue and really can't afford a chiller right now.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:02 PM   #2
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Float some frozen water bottles.
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:06 PM   #3
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Anyone know how to lower temperature without having to buy an expensive chiller?

Running the nova extreme 8X54 for 8 hrs a day. My temperature was reaching 86. I changed the lighting to 4 daytime bulbs on for four hours, all bulbs on for two hours and my Actinic bulbs for last two hours for the same 8 hours a day. This brought temp down to 83 / 84 max.

On average my AC is at 74/76.

Need help with this issue and really can't afford a chiller right now.
Turn your AC down or buy a fan to blow across the water.
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I bought 2 clip on fans but have only gave had to use 1 so far.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:55 AM   #5
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Thanks I'll try the fans. The bottled water seems like a great idea but I don't want to worry about adding the bottles everyday. I guess if the fans don't lower my temp then I won't have a choice.
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This may sound stupid, but is your heater unplugged?
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:24 AM   #7
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No, my heater is set to 76.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:05 AM   #8
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I keep my ac at 70 and sometimes lower. There's one thing I dont mind paying for is a cool house. I work in extreme heat.
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My AC drops automatically at night to 70 up until I wake up in the morning. I can't afford leaving it at 70 all day. If I could I'ld have a chiller.
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I keep my ac at 70 and sometimes lower. There's one thing I dont mind paying for is a cool house. I work in extreme heat.
++++1 I don't get how people can come home to a blazing house lol I work to hard for that @*$! Haha and that is how I keep my tank at temp
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