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Old 07-02-2008, 08:34 PM   #1
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Basic Temp Question

I keep my tank around 81....It does increase occassionally if I dont have the AC on and its hot... Does anyone use a cooling device, or have this prob? Ifind myself occassionally unplugging the thing, b/c it still tries to run.
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My tank has been ranging from 80.6 in the morning to 81.7 after the lights go out. I keep my AC at a constant 76-degrees. The main thing is stability and keeping the temp swing as small as possible within the reasonable range. Typically somewhere from 75-82 degrees. But keep your swing less than 2-degrees.
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Use a canopy fan or computer fan.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:52 PM   #4
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Im suprised there isnt something to control it better.. Ill try a fan next time I see if it creeps up. I just moved my large fish into a new aquarium UPSTAIRS...so I know its going to range alittle...Its worrying me alittle. Even with 3 vents and central AC It stays warm in there... My husband mentioned setting up in the basement, we just finished it with carpet, but I dont want any water on the carpet and into the cement...it would create a mold disaster, and im allergic.
S.NH is HOT in the summer80-95 lately...and cold in the winter!!
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The main thing in a SW tank is stability. If you can just keep the temp stable whether it`s 77 or 82 then you`ll be OK. Wild swings in temps will cause big problems.
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I agree with the rest. I use a floor fan on my 125. I have it hooked up to the timer that my light is on and it stays stable. I also use two heaters.
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I keep mine at 82 as well. It's really stable there. I have no A/C and that's one of the reasons I keep it that warm. When it gets hot, the swing in temp isn't as drastic. It was suggested that I keep a fan on the water surface. The other thing I do is freeze a gal. of R/O and drop it in the sump at the hottest part of the day.
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i just run chillers on my tanks, i know expensive but it works.
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How much are chillers?
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Mine climbs seasonally as the temp outside peaks and the AC can't keep up. I flux between 80-83 from casual observation. Never been a problem for me, much like the shallows in the sea, temp varies with the day.

Never had a problem w/ 2-3 degree shifts, didn't/don't expect to either
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