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Re: Tank too hot

> On  Wed, 5 Jun 2002 07:51:52 -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.
>         Any ideas on how to bring down the temp in my tank? Ideas I have so far
>         1) Raise the lights up a little to give an air gap between canopy & lights
>         and lower the water level in the tank 1".
>         2) Install a 4" fan (24.99 from drsfostersmith.com) on the side of the CF.

Of course this all depends on what kind of fish you're keeping, but 82-84F is not
overly warm.  I normally keep all my tanks at that temperature.  My tank with the MH
lights frequently goes up to 88-90F during the summer months.  Never had a heat related

Bob Ashcraft