I came home from work today to fin all my corals ( minus the zoas) limp or retracted. I checked all my parameters and all looked well. I noticed as I put my hand in the water that it was hot as hell. My temp was off the chart. Literally off the chart.. My thermometer maxes out at 86*F I tested all my PHs and my heater. All looked well. But mu sump was a little low and the return pump was very worm. I guess I need to now is it better to cool down quickly or slowly.( over what time frame) all my fish looked happy and healthy as always but for the safety of all the tank mates what should I do?? Please help.
Lol thanks. I have been pulling a gallon out a a time and placing it outside. ( im in Colorado and its about 39F out right now. I have it down to around 86F now and have left the canopy open. I also moved my powerhead more towards the top. I hope this will slowly lower the temp. Thanks for the info
After lowing it about 3* I noticed the heater has not turned on yet. I am not sure it isn't the heater yet but I have unplugged it just in case. The return pump was still working but it was much hotter to the touch than the water.