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Old 05-15-2014, 01:31 AM   #11
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Yea I can understand that lol. My bf bought me led lights to help lower the temp and I also have my ac on and I use fans to keep the room cool.

If the temp does get out of had I use frozen water bottles to drop the temp more.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:46 AM   #12
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I lost my coral banded shrimp when my tanks temp hit that high. Unfortunately a chiller is going to be the best method to keep temp stable and they are expensive! What lighting do you run?
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:53 AM   #13
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just fluorescent's.
I managed to get the temp down to 82, so I'm hoping it will not climb too much today.
Keeping the lights off, top open, fans and hope for the best.
so far the shrimp seems to be fine
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Old 05-16-2014, 01:01 AM   #14
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Getting a used chiller might be the solution if you can't keep your air on all day. I'm in the Palm Springs area, so triple digits today too. I had a chiller on my 75 last year and it worked great. I sold it (wish I had not). This year, I'm hoping the upgraded 240 will stay cooler. Same with the 60 in the bedroom. I might end up getting a chiller for them, but the one for a 240 is gonna be expensive.
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Old 05-17-2014, 10:20 AM   #15
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Well luckily the temps are going to be reasonable this week and I didn't lose anything.

Thankfully the wife had come home during the day and put a bunch of frozen bottles in the tank while I was at work Thurs. She said the temps were over 95.

Wondering what I'm gonna do in August.
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running your ceiling fan in reverse will pull the heat away from your tank
I also keep small computer fans on tank 4 blowing in 4 blowing out it makes a world of difference keeping the heat down
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Old 05-18-2014, 04:10 AM   #17
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Sounds like you really need a chiller. Its going to become a full time job just trying to keep the temp in a safe range.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:51 AM   #18
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Already got it covered.
I made a DIY two stage canister filter that uses 2" pvc as the canisters and is about 30" tall. The whole canister assembly will fit nicely into a tall trash can like the size you would use in the kitchen, and then I can fill the can up with ice when it gets too hot.
Haven't tried it yet, but I think with a little improvisation I could get it to keep the temps under control......with supervision.
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Hopefully it works! That is way more cost effective. Let us know how it works.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:24 PM   #20
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That sounds like it might be pumping really cold water into the tank. Chillers have thermostats and will keep temps constant. Remember that you don't want more than a two degree swing in a day. I tried the frozen bottle thing with my 75 last summer and it was just too much of a swing afterwards.

I would try fans and see how that works. I'm adding a couple underneath my 240g soon to see how well that works.
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