Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 06-21-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South Carolina
Posts: 36
Use of fans for cooling

Call me a skeptic. A few months ago I posted a question about buying a chiller. My tank was consistently 84 degrees, even with the lights off. The thought of spending that type of cash didn't thrill me, but I knew I needed do something before the hot summer months hit. fishfreek and thumper both suggested using small fans blowing on the surface to increase cooling and evaporation. I found a quad fan, two-speed set-up on eBay and installed them in my canopy. Two blowing in and two blowing out. I have discovered something...

...my heater works. I was expecting a 2-3 degree pull down, but actually ended up with 8-9 degree pull down. The first morning I checked the temp my heater was actually on (and that didn't even happen during the winter months). I'm sitting consistently at 75 - 76.5 now.

Thanks fishfreek and thumper for the convincing argument (and saving me a HUGE chunk of cash).

Aw_Ref is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2005, 10:55 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
Salttanker's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Prosper, TX.
Posts: 1,297
Very cool. 8)


Salttanker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2005, 11:46 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Rancho Cucamonga, California
Posts: 819
Good job!!! Just make sure to set your heater for a couple degrees cooler than the constant temp you see during the hot period of the day. Mine is set to 78 degrees, because with my fans, at the hot period of the day, my tank gets up to 80 degrees. You don't want your tank fluctuating temps when it's cool at night. If your tank is running 76 or so constant during the high heat period, set your heater to around 74 or so so the tank temp doesn't move around too much at night.
RLG2182 is offline   Reply With Quote


Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cooling fans help.... Lonewolfblue General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 7 03-26-2007 09:30 AM
cooling fans 75gMKT DIY Projects 1 08-29-2006 07:38 AM
Cooling Fans zacdl Saltwater Reef Aquaria 13 05-28-2005 12:31 PM
Noisy cooling fans SaltySteve Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 11-14-2004 03:16 PM
cooling fans Keeper Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 6 03-25-2004 02:23 PM

» Photo Contest Winners

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:55 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.