I have a new (1 month) 65 gallon drilled tank sitting on an enclosed stand. It has a Deep Blue Triton 3 pump in the sump with an in sump Reef Octopus Skimmer and I have the 36 inch Marineland Reef LED
My water was originally around 84.4 degrees with the house temp usually at 77-76. The tank doesn't get any sunlight and isnt near any heat sources. I removed the transformer (only thing I noticed heat coming from) from inside the stand and temps lowered to around 82.9-82.4.
Any thoughts on why the water is so warm? The LED
's aren't giving off any heat towards the water. Is it possible either the pump or skimmer (both new) are the cause or does anyone have other possible causes?
Any other options other than a chiller? (like is it ok to have the glass hoods off the top?)