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Hi guys ,
Just remember to keep an eye on the temperature of the water in you're tanks during this hot spell , the heat can and will effect the inhabitants of the tank and can in some cases lead to fish and coral demise and worst case loss ,
Just a little reminder guys
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Reply #1

If you do find yourself in hot water (sorry bad joke )  :heyyy: a little tip is to make up a few RO ice cubes , just pop one or two in the tank to help plus the fish love it ,
It's like watching fish football ,
 lol lol lol
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Hi there sorry to comment on an older thread, but I didn’t want to make a new one yet.

My tank has been stable at 25°C since the start but this last week the temp has been creeping up. It’s now at almost 29°C!

I don’t understand why it’s doing this, the ambient temp of the room was reading at 25°c and the aquarium heater is set to 24(I’ve now turned it down to 23) but it wasn’t hot to touch so I don’t think it’s playing up.

Why is it so much warmer now? Is it normal even on a hot day for the tank to get warmer than the room itself?

I have two thermometers at opposite ends in the tank and both reading the same.

Should I take the glass off the top of the tank?

I’m going to change the heater just in case.


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Our tank lights (and other equipment) produce a lot of heat and your may well be to blame for the increase in water temperature @Livvie
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Reply #4

My suggestion is to fit a dual mode heating controller e.g. https://www.h2oaquatics.co.uk/product/d-d-dual-heating-cooling-controller

Then put your heater in the heating socket and one of these in the cooling socket.
https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/quad-head-cooling-fan/

The controller will automatically cool or heat the tank then 😎

If you've got a glass lid on the main tank, you could mount it on the sump (assuming the back is open to allow the heat to escape?)

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Our tank lights (and other equipment) produce a lot of heat and your may well be to blame for the increase in water temperature @Livvie
That might be it tbf as I’ve got more equipment on it now (lights, wavemaker, etc) thanks


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My suggestion is to fit a dual mode heating controller e.g. https://www.h2oaquatics.co.uk/product/d-d-dual-heating-cooling-controller

Then put your heater in the heating socket and one of these in the cooling socket.
https://www.allpondsolutions.co.uk/quad-head-cooling-fan/

The controller will automatically cool or heat the tank then

If you've got a glass lid on the main tank, you could mount it on the sump (assuming the back is open to allow the heat to escape?)
I can take part of the glass off over the summer (do clownfish, royal gramma, dwarf angel or wrasse tend to jump?)
 The sump only has two circles cut out the back for wiring so not too sure there will be enough air flow.
 I’ve left the sump door open for now and opened the glass sliding panels. Seems to help a tiny bit with the room windows open too.
 Think I will def buy those items, thank you


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I can take part of the glass off over the summer (do clownfish, royal gramma, dwarf angel or wrasse tend to jump?)
 The sump only has two circles cut out the back for wiring so not too sure there will be enough air flow.
 I’ve left the sump door open for now and opened the glass sliding panels. Seems to help a tiny bit with the room windows open too.
 Think I will def buy those items, thank you


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Those all can jump,  the wrasse and gramma are most likely I think.
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Reply #8

Also about the fans,  you can use any fans or a proper chiller in the cooling socket,  or even a house fan if you can get it to blow air on the water's surface safely.

It's just those ones I linked to are made to be mounted right on the tank itself and they work pretty well.
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Reply #9

Get a production line of frozen water in 2L drinks bottles on the go. Leave a bit of air in the bottle so it’ll float, (it will anyway if it’s freshwater) but also to make sure the bottle doesn’t split, it won’t anyway because they’re quite stretchy. I blew one up with a compressor once, it ballooned a lot before going bang.

Anyway they last a lot longer than ice cubes. Then fans across the surface, etc as said.
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Get a production line of frozen water in 2L drinks bottles on the go.
Oh yeah that’s a good idea it won’t dilute the saline then thanks.

I blew one up with a compressor once, it ballooned a lot before going bang.
That made me chuckle an accident or were you just curious?


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Just messing around.



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