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Old 10-26-2012, 11:08 AM   #1
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Temperature out of control

So for the first few weeks my temp was steady between 77-78, but recently it had been hitting 80 at night! I didn't know why but I didn't think much of it and just upgraded to a 4 bulb t5 with my other 2 bulb hanging on the back of the tank. Now I can't even get my temp below 84, and I'm starting to panic because a green cup coral looks bleachy. I tried a fan in top, wasn't much change. How do u guys do it???
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:43 AM   #2
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Picture of your display is essential here. Also, need to know how many and what type of pumps you are using.

Dimensions of the tank would also be helpful.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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K it's a 29 long, I have the lights resting on the cover, would that cause the drastic increase? I couldn't figure out how to put the risers on lol
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Also have a 250 and 400 gph opposing one another
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Downstairs is roughly 73 degrees by the way
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Float bags or bottles of frozen water as a temporary fix, invest in a temperature controller, it will turn off a runway heater. If your lights are setting on your tank you could raise them a few inches. Last would be installing a chiller.
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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.
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Ok I'm going to attempt once more when I get home, directions sucked but ill try to recruit some help. For the mean time, I'm also keeping my 2 bulb fixture out of the equation entirely as not to contribute to the problem
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Also, once I get that figured out, should I do away with the cover so I can let excess heat escape?
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:05 PM   #10
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If possible, I would.
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