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Old 04-03-2012, 11:28 PM   #1
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Tank is getting to hot

Any ideas what I can do please help me
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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I have heard putting a computer fan blowing at the top of the water will cool it, I imagine the larger the fan the more cooling power it has! I'm assuming your heater isn't running...
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #3
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too hot how? Room temperature should be no higher than 80* right.... I would bet your heater it toast...
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:42 PM   #4
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Ill try that thank you and nope it's to hot in fl for a heater right now lol
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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It's on the verge of 80 81 room temp is like 78
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Let me know how the fan works, if I recall a simple small computer fan dropped the temp 3 or 4 degrees and held it there.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:17 AM   #7
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I will thanks
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:21 AM   #8
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Killing lights may also help. If you have a large filter that runs hot I'd kill that too..

And there is no real harm in dropping a ice cube in . "Depending"

All temp. fixes but if it's going to get that hot already I would invest in a few more of those fans or even a chiller
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:31 AM   #9
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Ok thanks how much is a chiller?
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Chillers are expensive. I'm in Florida as well and usually see chillers on Craigslist once or twice a month. I don't use a chiller. Do you have a tank hood? If so if you leave it open does your tank cool down? I had to cut holes in the top of my hood because my lights were heating up and there wasn't enough ventilation. Now my tank runs 4 degrees cooler.
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