Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
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 06-01-2012, 02:03 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZacksFlowerhorn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 149
My tank is 84 degrees!!!!! Please help!

Its cycling and nearing the end of the process. Salinity is in check, top offs are done daily, ph is fine... Im ready to add my corals on monday!(yay.) so heres the prob. I live in South Carolina. IT GETS HOT! My mom keeps the house temp at like 78. But the tank is alwways really warm! Its not the lights. Theres no heater in the tank. It has to filters, one is a marineland penguin 200, the other is a aqua clear 20-40. My tank is a 28 bow front.

The tank is never EVER in direct sunlight, and the hot water heater in our house is on the other side of the house... I leave my fan on at all times on high! Which is almost right above the tank.

Soo... Is there like anything i can do? We have a dehumidifier? Not in my room but my parenfs never use it.

I CAN NOT AFFORD A TANK COOLER!! $300 IS A BIT MUCH!

So please help me with this everyone! Thanks so much!

__________________
ZacksFlowerhorn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #2
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 39,111
Get a small fan and blow air across the surface. That will bring it down for sure. You might want to go to Walmart and get a clip on fan. It will cause more evaporation but no problem as all you have to do is add more FW.
__________________

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 06-01-2012, 02:08 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZacksFlowerhorn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 149
How big or how many watts?
__________________
ZacksFlowerhorn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
SW REEF 20+ YEARS
Community Admin
 
melosu58's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 39,111
Just a small clip on fan. Something to run air across the surface.
__________________

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 06-01-2012, 02:18 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
spoonman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 3,720
cheap little clip on fan. Nothing fancy. They usually have them for about $5.
spoonman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZacksFlowerhorn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 149
Ok i took the lid off my tank too so ill be picking up a fan. Thanks soo much!
__________________
ZacksFlowerhorn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Schism's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lima, Ohio
Posts: 2,093
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZacksFlowerhorn123
Ok i took the lid off my tank too so ill be picking up a fan. Thanks soo much!
Yes removing the lid alone probably helped a few degrees. Small 3-6" fans work great on aquariums blowing across the surface.
__________________
29g Mixed Reef, 150w 14k Phoenix MH w/ Moonlights, Reef Octopus BH1000 HOB Skimmer, Ecotech Vortech MP10es, ReefKeeper Lite (Plus), PH Probe, Temp Probe, ATO, Carbon/GFO Reactor.
Schism is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2012, 08:46 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZacksFlowerhorn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 149
Ok thats good to know! Thank you!!!!!
__________________
ZacksFlowerhorn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 05:36 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
I would look into a Ranco 2 stage temp controller $125, heater plugs into one end, fan into the other, set the temp and it will cycle the fans/heaters on and off to keep temp stable. If you have a heat problem, you need a way to stabilize it
__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 09:05 AM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
ZacksFlowerhorn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 149
Errr... Expensive stuff.
__________________
ZacksFlowerhorn123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
don_chuwish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Southern Oregon
Posts: 256
I can imagine it'll only get worse through the summer, will a fan keep up? I wonder for my own sake as well.
It's a stop gap emergency measure but I have several water bottles filled & frozen at the ready. With a bit of string & twisty tie attached I can float one or more in the top of the tank, hooked over the rim. My 36G bow front will come down half a degree after melting one 500ml bottle. So I'm gonna upgrade to 1L bottles instead.

- D
__________________
Trust no one - The ich is out there.
don_chuwish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 11:45 AM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
carey's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Deltona, Florida
Posts: 20,966
I also have used the frozen bottle trick to lower the temp in a hurry. My a/c went out last year and all my tanks shot up to almost 90!!! I just stuck in bags of ice into each tank and it lowered the temps quite a bit. Not a perfect solution but good in an emergency.
__________________
180g- Mostly BIG fish and some coral. ~80g Nuvo- My coral tank with "happy fish"~ 90g- FOWLR Not the not happy type of fish~ 125g- Freshwater Malawi Cichlids ~10g- Nuvo- The refugees from the Ich of '18
carey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 11:56 AM   #13
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Holygral's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Posts: 786
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZacksFlowerhorn123 View Post
Errr... Expensive stuff.
Welcome to the reef world, LOL
__________________
Holygral is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 12:31 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
bigben2057's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Henderson, NV
Posts: 600
I would just keep the top off and it will prob stay around 80.
__________________
bigben2057 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bskerrichard27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 1,173
Just save yur money and get a chiller if yur tank won't stabilize temp with fans ..I know there exspensive but was the second best purchase I made good skimmer to be my first
__________________
bskerrichard27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 01:22 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
canonxsi79's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 171
What I used to do when I live in my apartment I usually freeze small water bottles and put them in my sump this will bring the temperature down fast plus you don't introduced any water into the aquarium this works well till you can't get a chiller and also turn your light on in the afternoon good luck.
__________________
canonxsi79 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2012, 05:25 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
SWSCJ's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Posts: 475
2 best purchases, chiller and generator. Too much invested, not to protect my investment.
__________________
SWSCJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan, tank

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








» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.