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  1. General Reef Discussion
    Ok guys help me work through this. I know alot of you with Nano tanks have heat issues. Especially those of us with Nano cubes or biocubes or any other tank with a tightly closed hood. I have a 6 gallon nano cube from JBJ(link in sig). I cant get the temp down. I swapped the stock Accela 106gph...
  2. Water movement (pumps & wavemakers)
    Dear All Just want to share some critical datapoint that really made a huge difference for me. I had two Aquamedic OceanRunner internal pumps in my sump - the 6500 and 3500 models. I use the 6500 to pump water to the display tank, and the 3500 for the chiller and refugium. This is what I...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Hi Anyone in the UK - can you offer you opinion on whether you need a chiller for your reef tank? I'm planning a 700L tank, using LED only, open top tank, and will uses fans in the sump. Know every tank different, but worthwhile seeing how many in UK with LED only tank need chillers. Cheers
  4. General Reef Discussion
    After testing with my 2x150W metal halide fixture on my 40 Breeder tank, I have seen that after 4-5 hrs the temperature is rising around 82 degree F. As a solution I am planning to put a fan on my display tank. All the fans like Jebo Multi Fan, Aquatek chillmaster that I am seeing fits on...
  5. General Reef Discussion
    ok so a month ago my snails died becuase of a heat wave and my tank rose to 90degs now i only had snails no fish so i removed the dead snail but i havnt changed the water in a month (i kinda lost interest for a month becasue of the heating/cooling issue) anywho my pumps have been running for...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    Hi im in montreal and we just suffered a horrible heat wave and its getting hotter i have a 10000btu ac that was not able to cool my room (with aquarium) and the tank go up to 90f the snail i have are probably dead form the looks of it (they fell off the glass and when i turned them over they...
  7. Large Systems
    I have a 240g 8x2x2 acrylic community reef tank. I have a glass 75g sump/refruge. I'm running 2 Mag18 pumps. There are 2 2" drains and each pump is in sump and pushing 2 1" returns each. There are 2 400w heaters in the drain area set to 78 degrees. For lights I'm running 1 48" x 8" Saltwater...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    so yesterday I noticed my tank was at 90 degrees a lot of my corals were looking like crap so I turned the ac up and put a fan on top of my tank. I never had a problem last summer but im ready to be done I have a lot invested in my corals and some have died and all my chalices look like death on...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    Hi My plan si to build a "room divider" with a tank in the middle. I have a typical Thai "townhouse" and its 4x12 meter. I like to use this wall to divide kitchen and livingroom in 1st floor. In rainy season it can be 32-33 degree celsius and very high humidity. In 3th floor it can be more...
  10. Reefing Equipment
    Hello, first post here, but a long time lurker. I have an 11ft / 3ft / 30" tank, of about 2,400 litres (and a large sump below it). About year old now, still maturing. I've had huge issues with the heat and am really lost with what to try next, the tank has two large halide lights (600W...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    hi peeps, i have a 14 gallon biocube and for some reason my dori(yellow fin blue tang) died. my water is overheating and i don't know what to do. please help me:fish:
  12. General Reef Discussion
    I woke up this morning to check up on my first saltwater aquarium (i bought it from craigslist and had been running for over 9 months) and i was in shock when i checked the temperatures! It was running at 90 degrees! I don't know how to set this heater as it gives no indication on which...
  13. Lighting
    Sorry I'm new at this, yell at me if I leave anything out. I recently bought a MH/T5 fixture new off of EBay for my 20g tall. 4 atinic T5 24watt, one 14k 250watt MH. The problem is Im not exactly sure on how to acclimate my corals, I have: 5 small colonies of zoas 5 mushrooms 2 different...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    It's been around 2-3 weeks since I finished my fight with ick, I lost one clown in the process but my big female pulled through with hardly a scratch, haven't seen a spot on her since. My questions: what steps do I need to take next? (if there are any), how long should I wait until I add another...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    So even running a naked top I still get a temp swing from 77.5 to 82 during the day with my Tek Lights on (8hrs/day). Evaporation is 1-2 gallons per day. You can feel the heat radiating from the lights, the air and surface of the water is noticably warm when your arm is under there. I expected...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    When I take the lids off the temp can drop to 24.5 but the temp never raises really beyond 26. But if I put them on it can go from 25.5 to 29 so not only is this high but you can see how much it might fluctuate in a day, also. I have 2 T5s and 2 LED stips under the lids. I was thinking will...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    I purchased the 12 LED DIY kit from rapid LED and put it all together with 80deg optics. I've installed it in my bio-cube hood and replaced the bio-cube plastic cover with a new sheet of acrylic. I glued the optics on with Loctite Stik'n seal outdoor. I have the two stock fans on the hood...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, My current tank is a 125 Gal Reef set up. I upgraded from a 55 a few months ago. I have upgraded much of my equipment but still using my 1/10th hp chiller which was plenty for the 55 with 2 175 W metal Halides but in the 125 I have the 2 175's and added a 250 in the middle. I am able...
  19. NIMAS(Northern Indiana Marine Aquarium Society)
    If any one knows what is the ratio for mixing the driveway heat for sps aquariums?
  20. DIY Forum
    I have my lighting system in open air , no fan. I though it would be OK, but he HS get very hot. Im not sure what the temp is but I can not keep my hand on it very long. Can any of you tell me if I should be able to touch and keep hold of the HS or is this normal ?
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