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post #1 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
My A/C died...

My A/C went out, the building is 87F and its 103F outside. I don't have a chiller and it can't be fixed until Monday. I have a 125g tank with live rock, 2 Ocellaris Clownfish and a Yellow Belly Regal Tang. The tank temp is 79. Does anyone know what to do?
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 08:14 PM
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try running a fan across your tank with your top off maybe??? icecubes(watch salinity)???
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
The tank is up to 86.5. I think I will put some ice cubes in a Ziploc. Will that work.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 10:21 PM
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Turn off the lights and remove your hood. Also use the idea of blowing a fan across the surface. This will lower the temperature 4 or 5 degrees normally.

Ice cubes in zip locks sounds like a nice idea also.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Turn off the lights and remove your hood. Also use the idea of blowing a fan across the surface. This will lower the temperature 4 or 5 degrees normally.

Ice cubes in zip locks sounds like a nice idea also.
I think I'm going to try filling some bottles with cold water. The lights are off, I have a high-powered fan going (10,000cfm), but the building is now at 100.
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post #6 of 8 Old 06-06-2008, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
It's cooler outside now (10 less than the building), so I'm running several industrial fans out there (total of 45,000cfm). The tank's temp has dropped to 84.9.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-07-2008, 04:47 AM
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Good luck, I hope you manage to keep the temp down until it's fixed. If you're still having trouble, how about putting some water in a plastic bottle, freezing it and then putting it in the tank?
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post #8 of 8 Old 06-07-2008, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
I got the tank cooled down, and the A/C is back on. (It got struck by lightning).

Thanks for your help. :D
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