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Old 01-31-2014, 05:41 PM   #1
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I need some advice my 200 litre tank is set at 24 degrees but in the
Evening when I put the light on it raises to 27 degrees is this normal
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Do you use a fan to cool it down?
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No I'm pretty new to tropical fish
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Fans are helpful at reducing temperature when placed inside your tank hood. You can choose to purchase fans commercially or fit your tank with fans liberated from an old computer. Alternatively, you can remove a portion of your tank hood and aim a fan onto the surface of your water. Be sure to cover your tank with a net to keep acrobatic fish from jumping out and be aware that your water will evaporate more quickly.
If you house your pumps in an enclosed stand under your tank, it will also raise the temperature of your water through the bottom of the tank. Fix this by opening up the stand door and placing a fan so it circulates the air underneath the tank. The most sure way of cooling a tank and the best way to prevent fluctuations (unfortunately, also the most expensive) is to purchase a chiller.
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Thanks for you're advice
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The light shouldnt raise the temp that much...is the thrermometer at the top of the water?
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:21 PM   #7
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If it's two incandescents than it can, what type of lights?
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