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mattseattle

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mine is at 81 right now.....much hotter and i'm going to have to turn the halides off. luckily i have a room a/c in the living room where the tank is. no chiller though.
 

mfinn

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I like to keep extra fans around just for days like we are getting now. I usually use the 5" fans from radio shack, but last week I got a clip-on fan from Freddy's and it is doing the trick.
 

Beeba

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Now that I took my heater out and adjusted it where I could see it my tank has stayed a steady 80 and all creatures great and small seem happy. Of course I live in Ohio where on occasion you have to use the heater and air conditioner both in the same day. :)
 

mattseattle

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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.
 

LakeEd

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I know my tank sure enjoyed that Friday evening is the time for its 10% water change! Fresh RO/DI water, was only 70 degrees... and brought my tank down to an even 80. *smile*

May have to do a couple of those tomorrow... the rate we are heading. LOL
 

Salsaking

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Chiller is a good thing to have right now!!

Finn great answer! I like the confidence! Very nice. It's definetly nice to have a cool tank right now. OHHHHH YAAAHHHH! Hope everyone else's tank is doing good.

Salsaman out
 

MtnDewMan

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Some record breaking heat here. I have a portable AC unit in my townhouse. That is not near enough of course. Still 85F inside. The tank though has a chiller and it is much more comfortable than I am :)
 

The Apprentice

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HI MATT what is the Maxt temp you let your reef tank get ? and How much of a temp swing is acceptible. Mine will Be 79 in the morning and climb up to 83+ by the time the Halides go off is this too big of a swing???


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

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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.
 

mojoreef

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Well the temp guage outside on Saturday says 102F. The tank went to 82 for the first time ever, lol. I think I am going to go sit in the sump for awhile.


Mike
 

The Apprentice

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Hot lights, Run times

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 :)




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.
 

szidls

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The 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 :)
I guess until the tank temp reaches 82-83 degrees or until you invest in a chillar.;) ........Take Care, Scott
 

mojoreef

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On days like yesterday or friday. I just turn the MH's off and call it a cloudy day on my reef. Some folks just reverse the period when its really hot, light at night dark during the day except for actinics. Lowering duration times to 6 to 8 hours is done also.

Mike
 

The Apprentice

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Thanks for the feedback Mike I can do 6 hours ok with lights and still be under 82-83 degrees. And thanks Scott for the Feed back. Yes a chiller will be nice Especilly since its been getting 103-105 here in Eastern Oregon. Just have to wait till next year..Jeff
 

j.stagner

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I went to a wedding yesterday in this heat, I thought I was gonna die!

By the time I returned home, the tank was at 82. Not stressing too much at this point, but if this continues I may be forced to come up with a solution.
 
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