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Old 04-12-2011, 11:38 PM   #1
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Submersible water...Cooler?

So, for some reason, my thermometer in my tank keeps telling me I have really warm water... 78-82 degrees.

Every time I do a PWC, I try to cool it down, but it continues to warm up. I've unplugged my heater in my tank as I've had no use for it, but I'd really like to know good ways to get my temps down.

Any recommendations?
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:56 PM   #2
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You could use a fan to blow cool air across the top of the water.
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That is an idea, but I do use a canopy as I have a couple of jumpers in my tank. Any other suggestions?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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I've been having the same problem. Our AC is broken, they're waiting on a part to fix it, and it's in the 90s today. I'm anxious to hear more suggestions, as well.
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Old 04-19-2011, 11:22 PM   #5
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Apparently they do make aquarium chillers, but they're super pricey.

I don't know how big your tank is, so it may or may not be the most cost effective route to go. I found a few different ones by Googling, including one for small tanks that's on sale at Amazon. Good luck!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:33 PM   #6
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Is this a SW tank ? If so 78-82 is fine. I run my tank at 80 with no problems.
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How warm is the room in which you're keeping your tank?
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It's a FW tank. The room is usually mid-70s that I keep it in, but generally it reaches 79-80 without problems. Perhaps that's due to the T5HO fixture sitting right on top of the tank... Seems to drop some if I leave the canopy open a bit, so it's not gone up that much.
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One of the first posts nailed it. You need to add a fan to your setup... not to blow across the surface of the tank, but blow across the T5HO fixture to dissipate heat. Radio shack sells AC computer case fans (go for the biggest size you can fit) for like $8. It will probably lower your temp 3-4 degrees.
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+1 for fort and adding a fan to your canopy to vent the heat from the T5HOs. A larger fan will be quieter because it has to spin fewer times to move the same air as a small fan.
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