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Re: Tank too hot
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Tank too hot
- From: Eric McGlohon <eric at dekard_com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2002 18:45:02 -0400
- In-reply-to: <no.id>; from ghori at ghori_net on Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 07:51:52AM -0400
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On Wed, Jun 05, 2002 at 07:51:52AM -0400, Ghazanfar Ghori wrote:
> I need to figure out a good (cheap/aesthetically pleasing/efficient) way
> of cooling my tank down. Mt tank temperature stays way above what I want
> it at. The heater is set to 72F, but that doesnt matter. Tank temp reaches
> 82-84F during the day. This morning before the lights came on the tank temp was
> 75F. Room temperature is 72-76F.
> Its probably because of the lights 80Watts Fluorescent + 110Watts CF.
That's strange. Thats seem like an awfully high temperature shift.
> 2) Install a 4" fan (24.99 from drsfostersmith.com) on the side of the CF.
You can get 4" computer fans at Radio Shack much cheaper.
If you get a fan, and don't mind spending extra, I recommend the
Icecap Variable Speed Fans, has a thermometer built in, so only
runs high speed (noisy) when the temp peaks.
If you have the fan(s) aimed at the water you'll get better cooling,
but more evaporation.
> 1) Raise the lights up a little to give an air gap between canopy & lights
> and lower the water level in the tank 1".
Sure try it. Only experimentation will tell for sure.