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Old 05-29-2006, 12:50 PM   #1
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temperature question

I have had my tank up for about 4 months now and it has been going great. When I started the tank it was cold outside so I had a thermometer and temp was not a huge deal. But now it is turning into the summer and the temp is starting to go over 80. As a result of this my tank has been increasing in temp. It was up to 86 last night, and I know it will only get hotter as the summer moves on till we put the AC in. Will my tank survive that high of a temp during the day? Will moving my lights higher off the tank make any noticeable difference? I have a Corallife Aqualight 200W for reference. I have had it just sitting right on top of the tank with no legs or hood.

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Well air circulation would help a bit. Get a fan over there by the tank to get some moving. IMO id get the legs, they are only $5.

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The best way to bring the temp down a couple degrees is with the use of fans. I bought 2 fans from walmart and hung them on the wall just above the waterline of my tank. This keeps the temps between 82-84, this is an acceptable number and easy to maintain for me.

Raising the lights a couple inches or more would indeed help, as air will be able to circulate more freely. Especially if you got some fans.
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I had a lid and replaced my lights with a T5 set up, above tank. Not thinking about it, I didn't check the temp, and sure enough, it went down. I agree with the rest, fans and lift up your lights, and you should see an improvement.
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