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Old 05-28-2011, 02:12 PM   #11
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truthfully, i think this hobby is expensive for more reasons than the components. i ran my A/C all summer long because of the tank. i like it cold in the house anyway, so, it was an acceptable solution.
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truthfully, i think this hobby is expensive for more reasons than the components. i ran my A/C all summer long because of the tank. i like it cold in the house anyway, so, it was an acceptable solution.

isn't your reef in the basement? its cooler there so wouldn't that help keep your temp steady without having the AC on all summer?

but i totally agree just some peopel don't see it that way
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Old 05-28-2011, 02:51 PM   #13
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yes it was, and no, we still needed the A/C on. the reef system actually heated the house in the winter.
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holyyyy i didn't think that ther would be enough heat coming off for that, but then again you do have a 150g so it is a larger body of water
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actually, it was 400 gallons total volume.
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did you have all your tanks joined in one sump?
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yes, a common sump. i wouldn't have it any other way. btw, now we're getting off topic a bit.
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When my tank was cycling I had temps getting up to 88-89 degrees. I bought a cheap little clip on fan and did as someone earlier stated and ran it across the surface if the water. I have been maintaining 80-81 degrees now.

Also remember heat rises, so don't let heat accumulate in your stand. Open the doors or buy another cheap clip on stand and circulate the air in your stand.

Yeas AC help but try to help the tank regulate it's own temp.
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that is lettign the tank regulate its own temp, keep the surrounding temps at an adjusted temp
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You have an anemone in a 8 gallon tank?
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