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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
> 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