I imagine some of the problems can be attributed to the increase in temp. Initially the extreme 86 degrees. That is the reported temp where serious health issues start to occur.rcassidy said:Then summer started. Tank hit 86 degrees one day and 85 the other two days before I was able to get some new fans on there. Now it is about 79-80 at night and 83 peak during the day.
My other thought on temp is the fluctuation --- 79 night to 83 day is 4 degrees. IMO way to much. I strive for only a 1 degree flucuation. If the tank reaches 83 degrees in the day why not set your heater at 82 then you would only have a 1 degree flucuation.
I sort of have the same problem --- so what I did is this --- I got the day temp down to 81 and set the heater for 82. Now the heater does the work and I only flucuate by 1 degree which is what the heater flucuates because of where I have the probe and the core placed in relation to each other.