03-08-2011, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Warpig
I feel your pain on the tank heat issue. I have not used a heater in my display tank at all and my water temps hover from 79-81 F. I live in a 2nd floor condo. My T5HO's put allot of heat into the water. They keep my tank temps right at 80F. That would be great if it was summer but it's winter. The outside temp is 30F. since I have a FOWLR tank my first line of defense will be to change from T5HO to LED lighting. I hope that will be enough. I really dont want to spend US$750 on a chiller. Hopefully my AC will help out a bit in the summer months.
Sometimes putting some sort of fan to blow across the top of the water can help cool it off. Watch how its mounted and if it gets spray on it though so nobody gets electricuted!!!