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Old 07-07-2012, 12:06 PM   #1
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Hot water

I'm pretty sure I need a chiller I'm losing a battle trying to keep my water cool. The temp is bouncing from around 87 early morning to as much as 95 late afternoon so far I've just had coral loss frogspawn and hammer.

Is there any suggestions that might help .

I try to top up with ice late afternoon and I cut the lights back an hour. And keep the hood open.
Since that it peaks at about 92 late afternoon but I can't seem to make ice fast enough if it stays hot out
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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Wow that's hot! What hood do you have and what type of lights? This might help with an answer.
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Old 07-07-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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I know this isn't what you wanna hear but with that high of a temp you've got two options. Cool down your home with ac or just the tank with a chiller.. sorry to hear about your troubles though that was my biggest fear leading up to the summer as I don't own a chiller either
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They are 4' pc lights over a 90g

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Maybe The ac will be the best option. Then at least I can also reap the benefits of it
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To help out have you considered cutting vents into the canopy and adding pc fans
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:23 AM   #6
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They are 4' pc lights over a 90g

Maybe The ac will be the best option. Then at least I can also reap the benefits of it
Yeah if your room temp is hotter than you want the tank then it will always be hotter unless you have a chiller. Try lowering your room temp to 70-74F
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A few options: my first recommendation is keep the blinds in your house closed. I noticed a huge temperature drop in our tank when we started to do this. Second: purchase PC fans and place them by your lights to lower the temp. Third: lower your A/C to keep the heat down. Of none of these options work. You should purchase a chiller. Try craiglslist first or another used store before buying new. Good luck!
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I had the same problem but then i bought from jebostore.com i think im right on the adress, a cooling fan with 4 fans in it and from temps around +90 its now to 82 or even 80 sometimes!! So i putted directly in top of the lid that has a little opening so it blows air to the water!! It does evaporate water faster creating a cool water temp!! That is on my 36gal tank!!!
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freeze a few 20 oz water bottles add 1 as needed
I do that in my 37 gal
our temps are high this year in 100-102 range
my water peaked 89 once but I cought it in time thank god
with the frozen water bottle stays at 80
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I'm guessing a chiller might be in order. I could not keep my 75 cool enough, even with the AC set at 78. Got one on Craigslist for a decent price.

It is not good to have more than a 2degree fluctuation in a day. The frozen water bottles will bring temps down, but will also bring wild temp swings. I am no expert, but that has gotta stress the fish to some degree.

Got my chiller and no more worries. Can keep the AC up a little higher while at work and the savings will eventually pay for the chiller.
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