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Old 04-27-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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High temperature in summer time

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In my living room where the tank is at, I keep the room at 75 degree in the summer time. At night I turn off all the lights but when I wake up, the temperature reads 80 and then 83 in the day after the lights go back on. While at work I open up all the hood, panels to get air but the temp is still hovering around 80's. The fish seem not to mind but I am concerned about the high temp. I don't think 77 degree is achievable unless a chiller is installed or get the room temp to 68 degree (imagine the gas bill). Any need for concerns? DP
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Try a small fan blowing across the top of the tank, or across the surface of your sump. You can easily drop the water temperature by 2-3 degrees just with the fan, regardless of room temperature.
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I would also recommend a small fan blowing on the tank
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I agree that a small fan blowing across the top will help alot.
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:13 PM   #5
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Hello,

I placed a fan to blow right straight at the sump and the temperature got up to 78.5 degrees and no higher. Thank you for the excellent tip! DP
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just fyi 80 degrees is not a bad temperature for a tank 78-82 Just some info for you to think about before paying extra money to keep a fan blowing
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just fyi 80 degrees is not a bad temperature for a tank 78-82 Just some info for you to think about before paying extra money to keep a fan blowing
The temp gets up to 83 in the day though and that's why I am concerned. DP
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i agree that its not June or July yet so it is getting warmer I was just stating 80 degrees is not a bad temp to have. Also tropical fish can withstand temps up 87 degrees for couple of days. Ick treatmentusing heat is raising temps in the tank to 87 degrees for a week . higher temps kill the ick. so if you are concerned about the fish getting harmed in 83 I do not believe it effects them as much as you think. However as far as comfortablilty for the fish temps between 78-82 are good. Just didnt want you to be worried about the tank getting to 83 the fish will be fine.
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flip0204... please read what part of the forum you're in before posting advice. For the second time... this is saltwater - high temp isn't a cure for ich. Fish might be able to cope with higher temps in the short term, but corals won't. 87 for a couple days in a reef tank will do some major damage to corals.
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Hi all,

I think high temperature makes ich undergoes cycle faster exposing them to the medication when they are in swimming stage. But I don't think that will kill the ich though unless you raise to 95 degrees that probably will kill the ich and everything else. I am able to keep the temp to 78 by placing a fan directly at the sump and open the hood up while I am at work. DP
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