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Old 08-24-2007, 05:33 PM   #11
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Well that is a good reason for the tank to get hot. I would suggest reducing the number of hours that your lights are on or adjust your timers so they are on either earlier or later in the day. What kind of lighting do you have? How close to the surface are the lights? Do you have good circulation in the tank? Are your heaters still on? If you have a sump for the tank putting a small fan where it can blow on the sump will help cool the tank.
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I would suspect dead inverts such as snails.. A dead snail can turn a tank toxic faster then just about anything. They are also temperature sensitive.
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That's a very good point! Inverts don't like those high temps.
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well all my old snails are gone but they are empty shells i have new snails and they are doing fine
i use pc lighting 4x55 and they are about 4 inches off the water

to cool the tank about a week ago i took the tops off of the tank and put a fan over the tank to blow on the surface and now i stay consistantly about 72-75 and it has also lowered the temp in my house

i have also been doing water changes but i have no source for ro water so i have to use tap water with a declorinator product
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When you say tops do you mean glass tops that cover the surface? If so they are not a good idea when you have a SW tank. You really need good O2 exchange and to get it you need air getting to the surface.
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i have also been doing water changes but i have no source for ro water so i have to use tap water with a declorinator product
Hmm. Back to your original question... have you tested your source water for ammonia? What are you using for a dechlorinator?
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Good point!
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what is it hmmmm i think aqua safe??
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what are these on the glass are they snail eggs?
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:26 PM   #19
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Those are quite likely snail eggs.

I will also second Kurts comment. Check your source water for ammonia as well. Is your tap water from a well or public water system?
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