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Old 01-31-2012, 10:22 AM   #1
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Water temperture rise

I I changed my filter system Sunday from a wetdry to a sump with a filter sock and I added a swc 160 protine skimmer in the sump the new sump has double the capacity of the old wetdry !!! Yesterday I open the cabinet and it was humid and warm in there there is no cover on the sump due to all the lines and sock and skimmer but my tank is allways at 79.9 now it was 81.6 and it's winter did the skimmer pump add all that extra heat in there ???? What should I do to lower the temp
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Last night left cabinet door open and temp went back to 79 !!! Room has a odor now with skimmer thinking of ditching the skimmer and going back to a wet dry with no issues !!!
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Old 02-01-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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The skimmer pump shouldn't add any heat. Is it fully submerged? Do you have any air ventilation in there?
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It's 8 1/2 inches in the sump with only a 4x4 square cut out in back of cabinet for ventilation tanks been running for 6 months at 79 and no smells with the wet dry and now added skimmer and it's 81.6 and humid under there now with a odor !!! I think the odor is skim mate the cup is ventilated
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Old 02-01-2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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certainly odd
81.6 is nothing to worry too hard about though
have you thought about adding another vent hole?
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The odd thing is the sump has about 3 gal more of water than the wetdry and no cover the wetdry had a lid !!!
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:28 AM   #7
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Does seem kinda odd. But that's not a very big temp swing. What kinda heater and/or temp control do you have. If it continues to be a problem throw a small fan in the cabinet. How often do u clean your cup? If that continues to be a problem get a small carbon air filter, that would also provide airflow and cooling. I've never heard of anyone doing that, but that's what I would do.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:42 AM   #8
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You should actually feel your pump and see if it is really warm. Could be malfunctioning. The water should cool the pump sufficiently.
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:21 PM   #9
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Heat issue just worsened when I went home Friday tank was 82.5 do I took action eliminated 1 pump the maxi jet 1200 that feed my reactors , I cut a tee into my return pump and feed the reactors that way cut down on noise (maxi jets are LOUD) and heat dropped 1.6 degrees so now its hanging around 80 so I'm happy
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Good to hear always a sign of relief when you solve a issue.
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