mattseattle said:yeah i finally had to add a small bag of ice to my sump today. my tank climbed up to about 83.5. it's back down to 81 now. i'm freezing more ice for tomorrow.
mattseattle said:83 is about the max i usually let mine get before i put ice in it or shut off the halides. today i just shortened my lighting cycle on the halides to come on much later in the afternoon and off at the normal time.
I guess until the tank temp reaches 82-83 degrees or until you invest in a chillar. ........Take Care, ScottThe Apprentice said:How short of time cycle can we run Our Halides during the summer months :?: You posted Matt that you are reducing your time but what would be a Minimum time that Halide light should be on :?: 5 hours??? Any members thoughts would be greatly appreciated...Jeff