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im trying to keep my temp at bay... hitting 82 every day, about 79, 78 in the mornings when i wake up.... are you all using a glass top like i am?? any suggestions for keeping it cooler? think propping the lights up about an inch from the glass top would help? thanks in advance.

 

btw, im not using a heater

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coralcrazy

get a chiller..or use a fan :)

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fluidimagery

Lower the ambient. I'm assuming your room temp is around 78. 82 isn't bad, but I would add a heater to keep the swing to a minimum.

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Fishfreak218

um...i have the same prob. except i have 2 light fixtures on my 2.5g...and it runs pretty hot...anyway buy an ICA Cchiller (if it could be installed..imnot sure...i thunk of it while typing) or an Iceprobe...or use a fan......

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appstateguy

ugggggggggggh

 

86 when i got home this evening... but the house was hot too (80 degrees outsidie in november!!?)

 

 

shrooms seem fine though

 

 

 

this pico stuff isn't about pretty corals, it's about playing the parameter game.. but i knew what i was getting into..

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coralcrazy

wow..that is bad dude..you know the benifical algae that helps the coral during photo. start to die/leave the coral around high temp...be carefull

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schaadrak

If I'm reading your post title right, you have 9 9watt fixtures?

 

If that's true I think I found your heat problem.

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appstateguy

forgive my stupidity 9wx2

 

today was fine.. 81 degrees all day, kept the ceiling fan running in the room.. also, i found that it was actually hotter with the light propped up about .5" than with the light resting on the glass... interesting

 

 

slapped a few tiny leather frags in today as well

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swull

I got the same light. I took some scrap acrylic and raised the light up. No heat problems.

 

LightStand.jpg

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appstateguy

swull,

 

cool deal, i like it.. i shall try the same

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schaadrak

Off topic- I saw the Aqua-bats in Jacksonville, FL back in '96 or '97 (those years kind of blur together). Nice costumes.

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appstateguy
Off topic- I saw the Aqua-bats in Jacksonville, FL back in '96 or '97 (those years kind of blur together). Nice costumes.

 

 

 

super rad

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