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Old 10-26-2012, 12:07 PM   #11
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:12 PM   #12
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If you can raise your lights about 2/3 inch off the top your temps will drop some
I have mine about 3 inch off top and run a small fan in the HOB fuge now I maintain a temp of 79*
I am expecting santa to bring me a chiller that I so badly want and need
I got a kick out of a buddy of mine he made his own make shift chiller that serves 2 purposes
he drilled a 3/4 inch hole into both sides of a small dorm size fridge and through the small freezer box inside he ran a hose through the small freezer box and sealed with silicone
the mini fridge cools his tank along with holding all his frozen foods and supplies that need refrigeration including his beer lol
seems to work good too just looks funny (Hey it works)
next time I'm over at his house I'll snap a pict
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:13 PM   #13
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You need to decide. As long as your temp is staying under 80, then I would say that is the basis to answering your question.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:22 PM   #14
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K I get home in about 4 hours ill keep u guys posted thanks for the help hopefully I won't have any die-off
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:36 PM   #15
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Do you have someone at home who could turn the lights of for you temporarily? That would be ideal.
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:42 PM   #16
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Unfortunately no, my roomate and I are both students. I shouldn't of even turned them on this morning ughhh
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:51 PM   #17
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I agree with getting those lights up off the tank. Im wondering why the temps are going up at night though. I'm assuming the lights are off then? Maybe I read that wrong?
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:52 PM   #18
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Yeah lights are off! Maybe the heat is still just trapped in the tank? Idk!
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This is a simple, you don't need a temp controller or fans. What you need is risers period. You have no oxygen flow between the tank and light. Of course the heat is going to transfer. You need to figure the risers out or find a light with them in place.
You don't need a temp controller until you have a heater stick on and cook your whole system. IMO it's cheap insurance.
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You don't need a temp controller until you have a heater stick on and cook your whole system. IMO it's cheap insurance.
I agree, I however found a simple solution. Simply don't use a heater. The caveat to this is obviously if you are an Eskimo and live in 67f or below temps.

I was recently watching Mr. Saltwater in one of his cast about the APEX controller. He said, "isn't it funny that our 1000s of dollars in livestock all boils down to a 30 dollar heater." Unless you have the cash to dish out for you're 150 gallon reef, I say simply just do not use one. A lot of corals fair well in lower temps (70f-78f).
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