Overheating Reef

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Advice' started by Storm, 9 Feb 2010.

  1. Storm

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    Hi Hi. been a long time. Hope everyone is still well. Sadly I need some help. My Reef seems to be overheating. Its sitting at 34'C with this hot weather. Any cheap suggestions to cool the tank down? atm im trying all sorts of funny's but maby there is a simpler one ive missed.
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Howzit Storm. Have you installed any fans over your system?
     
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    You could try ice in a plastic bag but do it gradually. Float bag on the water.
     
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    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    the frozen 2lt coke bottle idea which circulates east london this time of year is only good for about 1 deg drop for a very short period of time.. this Feb is hotter than i remember, so im afraid unless you have either a room aircon or a chiller its going to be difficult to stabalise temp..

    things you could try are to keep curtains closed to stop the room from initially heating up... fans are a good idea but are going to increase evapourationthats the nest i can suggest..
     
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    If you got MONEY, buy a chiller

    else
    if on a budget (like me)

    • install fans
    • get open scrubber
    • put fan on open scrubber
    • shorten your lightning period
    • open sump area, to help with ventilation.
    • Put fan in sump area
    at 34, your tank is cooking...
     
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