Is the temp of your tank going up?

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Is the temp of your tank going up?

  1. Yes.

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  2. No.

    47.1%
  1. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Summertime blues...

    Is the temp of your tank going up?

    I noticed mine is up 4 degrees ... 79-80.

    I will be removing my lid soon.

    What will you do?
     
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  3. giopimentel

    giopimentel Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    The weather here in the northeast has been kind of crappy. With my freshwater tank I usually shut off my heater because in the summer the external temp regulates my tank pretty well
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Waddya mean "kind of?" :)

    No need for me to do anything yet but when it finally does get warmer, the A/C goes on and stays on all summer :)
     
  5. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Between the air conditioner and the overhead fan the temp rarely goes over 81 degrees. Unless of course the heater gets stuck in the on position like it did 2 weeks ago and it goes up to 91 degrees. The xenia recovered. the gorgonians had a 98% die off all the lps, fish, and anemones survived... GO figure?

    Jim
     
  6. giopimentel

    giopimentel Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    Well I haven't had to water my grass for about a week. And the Red Sox haven't played in a while. AAAAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh :mad:
     
  7. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Well, its almost summer and the weather is getting up there...right now i am able to keep the tank at 78. I have a little white fan aimed at the tank, right now its on the low setting...but when i lower my lights to the final height and the summer kicks off hard...i might need to use the high setting
     
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  9. gkw

    gkw Peppermint Shrimp

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    My was up from 78 - 82*....few weeks ago. That's for being in So. Fl., but it's nice at the beach. :)

    Gonna have to put up a fan soon.
     
  10. chetrod

    chetrod Peppermint Shrimp

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    I just eat the electric bill and keep the ac at maximum of 77 degrees. Also got the 4" Icecap variable speed fan on when the lights come on blowing cool air in. I leave the closet doors open where the sump and fuge are for circulation.
     
  11. Brandon1023

    Brandon1023 Fire Goby

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    I read a really good idea. You fill a 2L bottle with water, freeze it, and put it in your sump and it keeps the temp down really easily. I've even read that you can fill it with RO water, freeze it, and leave the cap off so as it thaws, the RO simply goes into your tank. Or you could freeze tank water, too. Sounds like a good idea to me..............
     
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  12. Bruce

    Bruce Giant Squid

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    Yup, we did at in the lab for the 180 tank...somone left the metal halides on too long o_O

    Works great, didnt think to leave the cap off...thats a cool idea. KARMA!