14 gallon Oceanic Biocube

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  1. mrbanggai101

    mrbanggai101 Astrea Snail

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    Hey all, so my 14 gallon Biocube has suffered some heat issues lately and I set out to find out why. I found that the vents for one of my lighting fans has melted plastic blocking it! I really need help with this one. What should I do? Thanks in advance for helping.
     
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  3. mrbanggai101

    mrbanggai101 Astrea Snail

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    BTW, the plastic is hardened. I think it was kept in a window or something before I got it, or had some problems during our move from Ohio to Florida.
     
  4. DSC reef

    DSC reef Giant Squid

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    I've had issues with heat in my biocube as well so I removed the lid completely and put up an led light. There are other methods as well. Search biocube threads on here for great ideas
     
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  5. mrbanggai101

    mrbanggai101 Astrea Snail

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    I've been thinking of LEDs. My white light just died, so right now would be a good opportunity to retrofit.
     
  6. Zero_Dude

    Zero_Dude Fire Shrimp

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    If you have a lid, take it off. Just make sure to keep the tank topped off with water, because taking off the lid will make the tank's water evaporate faster. As said by DSC, go with LEDs. They're more expensive from the start, but you "never" have to change the bulbs, and they give off far less heat! They make fixtures that are specifically for cubes, so you should be able to find something. If the tank's temp needs to go down asap, fill a ziploc bag with ice and hang it inside the tank