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Old 01-22-2014, 12:06 AM   #11
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The way it is looking the LED are cheeper than buying a chiller. Thanks for all the help everyone.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:56 AM   #12
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I really don't think it could be said any better than what beast wrote. ultimately you would be better off going with leds. if your room stays between 70-75 and your tank is that high, either you've got a faulty heater (stuck on) or your metal halides are simply cooking the water.
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What's the water temp with the halides off for a couple days? Since it's cycling, having the lights off won't hurt anything. Doing this will at least let you know for sure it's the lights and not a heater or pump running hot. Don't want you wasting money if you don't have to.
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Unplug the heater for a day and check your temperature. If its a faulty heater then problem solved. If the heater is the problem get some LED'S anyway.

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Old 01-22-2014, 02:42 AM   #15
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Id try a cooling fan, those work miracles. I brought my 100 down from 84 to 80 in a day with 1 over my sump. The prob is that they evaporate water like crazy!
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