Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 01-16-2008, 07:08 PM   #11
SW 20 & Over Club
 
ccCapt's Avatar


 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 5,362
Send a message via ICQ to ccCapt
I agree with the stability and also agree 83 is not bad. What I don't understand is how a 65g tank is getting overheated by 130w pc lights. I run 350w (2x175) of MH for 8 hrs/day and 160w no flourescent (4x40) for 12 hrs/day and I have no problems with temp. PC's run way cooler than MH's. Something just doesn't seem right. Can it possibly be one of your pumps is running hot?
__________________

__________________
/Larry
125g reef
See My Tank Info
Check out The build project
ccCapt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2008, 09:29 PM   #12
SW REEF 18+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by melosu58 View Post
You dont have a glass hood do you?
???
__________________

__________________

SITE ADMINISTRATOR

You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank


AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 02:04 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: not here anymore
Posts: 5,338
Agree with cccapt... and that's why I was asking more questions.

I have 196W of PC lighting on my 46g, on for 10 hrs a day, WITH kind of a glass top (it's open somewhat for ventilation), and my tank temp doesn't vary more than 1.5 degrees this time of year. Low temp in the morning is 77.2 to 77.8 and the highest temp at lights off is 78.4 to 78.8. And I'm not even using a temp controller... just 2x 100W Visitherm Deluxe heaters.
__________________
Kurt_Nelson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2008, 02:08 PM   #14
AA Team Emeritus
 
cmor1701d's Avatar


 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Belle Mead, NJ
Posts: 7,814
Having gone through this recently my solution was adding a fan time to come on 15 minutes after my MH lights come on and go off just after those lights do.

I also found that my titanium heater was off by 2+ degrees. I had a cheap plastic stick on (suction cup) thermometer that was reading a few degrees higher than the digital display of the heater. My digital BigTemp was broken and while waiting for its replacement I bought a lab grade thermometer. That agreed with my cheap plastic thermometer. Hard to beat a cheap calibrated thermometer.
__________________

cmor1701d is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat, heat, light, lighting

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lighting and heat generation Kurt_Nelson Saltwater Reef Aquaria 21 04-09-2007 04:58 PM
Lighting Causing Temperature Rise tjw Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 5 05-19-2006 01:03 PM
lighting heat question? 2revup Saltwater Reef Aquaria 15 05-04-2006 02:25 AM
Excessive heat from lighting Reese General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 02-25-2006 06:06 AM
MH lighting and heat generated david_396 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 8 11-17-2005 03:24 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.