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Old 06-12-2007, 04:22 PM   #21
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My heater is Off and I have no glass top.



This is my setup and updated on profile

75 gallon AGA Tank
Coralife 220 Super skimmer with Genx 2400
Jager 200 watt heater- (NOT On yet since the water is too HOT)
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Hmmm... sounds like you'll have to blow a fan across your tank and/or sump to cool things down. I'm guessing your room temp is in the high 70s?
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Old 06-12-2007, 05:39 PM   #22
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My heater is Off and I have no glass top.



This is my setup and updated on profile

75 gallon AGA Tank
Coralife 220 Super skimmer with Genx 2400
Jager 200 watt heater- (NOT On yet since the water is too HOT)
Mag 7 return pump
20 Gallon Acrylic sump
4 T5 lights in a DIY Canopy setup


Items in hand and not in tank
2 Korali #4 PH's
Hmmm... sounds like you'll have to blow a fan across your tank and/or sump to cool things down. I'm guessing your room temp is in the high 70s?

Kurt you are good. My room temp is 76-78 degrees.
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:09 PM   #23
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That return pump is probably pumping the extra heat into your tank, plus the lights might be bumping it a degree or so too. 82 isn't bad, but if you're dropping by more than a couple degrees at night, that could be a bit stressful. With room temps that high, you'll probably be hard pressed to bring the temp lower without a fan.

When we occassionally get a hot day here (occassionally!), I put a fan blowing across the side and top of my tank. I was amazed at how much just a simple fan would drop the temp in the tank. (And how fast!) You should be able to get it below 80 with a fan if you want.
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:54 AM   #24
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That return pump is probably pumping the extra heat into your tank, plus the lights might be bumping it a degree or so too. 82 isn't bad, but if you're dropping by more than a couple degrees at night, that could be a bit stressful. With room temps that high, you'll probably be hard pressed to bring the temp lower without a fan.

When we occassionally get a hot day here (occassionally!), I put a fan blowing across the side and top of my tank. I was amazed at how much just a simple fan would drop the temp in the tank. (And how fast!) You should be able to get it below 80 with a fan if you want.

So do you suggest a smaller return pump. Like maybe a Mag5. I will work on the fan mods tomorrow. I have tons of them laying here.
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I would hook up the fans before I change the pump. It's a good idea to have fans no matter which pump you have and by waiting you'll be able to determine whether or not changing the pump is necessary.
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You could mount some fans inside your canopy, you sound like a DIY-er! I've heard of people using computer fans. Do you have plenty of ventiliation inside your canopy, like is the back of it open? That helps a lot.
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So do you suggest a smaller return pump. Like maybe a Mag5. I will work on the fan mods tomorrow. I have tons of them laying here.
Like the others, I wouldn't change the return pump. The return pump choice should be determined by your head and flow requirements - not just by the wattage.

I'd try the easiest thing first - the fans - and see how that helps. I bet it'll make a big difference.
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brown rust sounds like diatom and is normal in a new setup.
Fans work wonders, have a small one blowing across the top of the sump and see if that helps and you want to keep the mag 7 for flow and to keep up with your overflows from the tank.

And adding too many fish at once is not good even in a mature cycled tank.
TAKE IT SLOW when adding fish..... You may have issues with 2 of those gobies so keep an eye on them.
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brown rust sounds like diatom and is normal in a new setup.
Fans work wonders, have a small one blowing across the top of the sump and see if that helps and you want to keep the mag 7 for flow and to keep up with your overflows from the tank.

And adding too many fish at once is not good even in a mature cycled tank.
TAKE IT SLOW when adding fish..... You may have issues with 2 of those gobies so keep an eye on them.

I bought them as a pair and they are always together. The only reason I bought the GObys and Clows was they were from a guy that lost his tank to the bottom cracking. SO he gave them to me along with 8 clowns which are setup in an emergency 10 gallon.... I hope they dont die on me.


Can someone HELP me with the 10 clowns in hte 10 gallon. I took a piece of the established rock and threw it into a 10 gallon with the water from the tank that the clowns came in. I am making more salt water to finish filling up the 10 gallon and will take it slow.
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Can someone HELP me with the 10 clowns in hte 10 gallon. I took a piece of the established rock and threw it into a 10 gallon with the water from the tank that the clowns came in. I am making more salt water to finish filling up the 10 gallon and will take it slow.
8O Wow... 8 clowns in 10 gallons! That is definitely not taking it slow, but I understand that the person you got them from had to house them somewhere... I guess. But I'd make up a BUNCH more water right NOW... a bunch. I'm guessing your ammonia levels are going to spike a bit and you'll have to do some major PWCs daily (maybe like 50%?) to keep them in check.

I just got done with 3 chromis in a fully cycled 10g QT and had ammonia issues for 9 days out of the 4 week quarantine period. I can't even imagine 10 fish in a 10g QT.
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