Sump In Unheated Area?
Sump In unheated area?
I am in the planning stage of my first saltwater tank. I am thinking about placing my sump in a garage that does not have heat or cooling. The sump will be on the garage side of the wall with the tank inside the house on the other side of the wall. I am thinking of starting off with a 90 Gallon tank and possible adding a second 90 Gallon tank in the future. The temperature outside this morning in central Virginia was 28 with the temperature in the garage at 55 degrees. The garage is insulated and the tanks will be located away from the insulated garage door. I also have a 55 Gallon tank with a leak that I was going to repair and turn this into my sump. I was thinking about placing Styrofoam insulation on the tank so that it could better retain its temperature.
1. Will heaters in a sump be able to maintain temperature in an area that does not have heating or cooling?