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Fishman007 09-28-2013 10:00 PM

I have a 37g reef tank and was checking in on everything and noticed the temp is 80-82F on both thermometers. Does anyone know ways to lower it? My bulbs may be the problem, they are 10,000k T5 coral lifes.

Thanks

bskerrichard27 09-28-2013 10:07 PM

Fans ,or a chiller

aquandrew 09-28-2013 10:08 PM

get a clip on pc fan, and point it between the surface of the water and the surface of the lights

Fishman007 09-28-2013 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aquandrew (Post 2668653)
get a clip on pc fan, and point it between the surface of the water and the surface of the lights

How much are they?

aquandrew 09-29-2013 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Fishman007 (Post 2668657)
How much are they?

you can either rig one up with a cheap computer fan or buy a nice one like this
http://www.marinedepot.com/CoralVue_...LTACAF-vi.html

JonathanG 09-29-2013 12:30 AM

You can also freeze plastic bottles of water and float them in your tank to lower the temperature temporarily until you find a more permanent solution.

jeffaquarius 09-29-2013 01:10 AM

Power heads and circulating pumps contribute to heat. If water temp goes down by 4 deg at night you can either leave just one circulating pump during the day or you can stabilize it by cranking up heater to be close to day time temp.

Fishman007 09-29-2013 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by aquandrew (Post 2668814)

you can either rig one up with a cheap computer fan or buy a nice one like this
http://www.marinedepot.com/CoralVue_...LTACAF-vi.html

Thanks, i will go to my lfs and see what they have

Fishman007 09-29-2013 10:16 AM

Where should i place it?

navaljonf 09-29-2013 01:31 PM

How long are you running the lights? Also, what is the temp prior to the lights turning on?


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