The temp in a saltwater tank?

mavlab05
  • #1
Our tank has now been up and running for over a week. We have a heater in there and we had it set at 74 but our tank is running from 80 to 84. We have had pretty warm temps outside so we have been a lil hotter in the house but we can not get the temp in the tank to come down. We have removed half of the lid off the tank and have a ceiling fan running in the room. We don't know what to do to bring down the temp or if it's ok where it's at right now we only have live rock and no fish. Any help would be greatfully apprieciated.
 
Oil_Fan
  • #2
Our tank has now been up and running for over a week. We have a heater in there and we had it set at 74 but our tank is running from 80 to 84. We have had pretty warm temps outside so we have been a lil hotter in the house but we can not get the temp in the tank to come down. We have removed half of the lid off the tank and have a ceiling fan running in the room. We don't know what to do to bring down the temp or if it's ok where it's at right now we only have live rock and no fish. Any help would be greatfully apprieciated.
80 degrees isn't too bad but 84 maybe a problem. Where do you live? You may need to think about getting a chiller.
 
Oil_Fan
  • #3
And welcome to Fishlore!!
 
mavlab05
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
We live if Fort Worth Tx and we go through ups and down in temps here but get pretty hot in the summer
 
Oil_Fan
  • #5
You may have a a problem come summer. LR won't care but some fish may. I know I ran into an issue and lost 3 fish due to temp drops here in Atlanta back in January. I would think rapid temperature rising would cause similar stress.

Someone who lives in a hotter area with some experience in this will stop on by in the next day or so can give some insight.
 
Mike
  • #6
Although shallow areas on the reef can reach these temps it makes me really uncomfortable if the tank is 85 F or more. Be sure to increase surface agitation when the temps are this high. The warmer the water, the less dissolved oxygen.
 
mavlab05
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Thanks for the info.
 
Peterpiper
  • #8
Mate, summer is a PITA as far as heat is concerned, it is known that 2nd infections happen due to bacteria... and bacteria grow in numbers due to high temps.. so keeping the temp stable and low is important... chiller and increase the water volume is best
 
GreenMan13
  • #9
How hot is it in the room? What type of lights do you have? How big of a tank is it? Does it have a sump also? How big is that? What kind of hood do you have?

Some people have used large computer fans blowing across the surface of the water to cool down the tank by keep the air between the lights and the water cooler.
 
mavlab05
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
My room is running around 75 to 77, we have a ballest light, it is a 90 gallon with a background 125 lbs of live rock, no we don't have a sump we have a large canister filter, 2 power heads, a protien skimmer and a spool filter, we have a wooden canopy and we removed one of the lids. I will try to get a pic and post it.


Latesha
 
mavlab05
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
We talked to a few people and the said it could be an issue with my heater they suggested we unplug it and see if the temp would go down and 12 hours later the temp went down to 76 so I think it was the heater.
 
GreenMan13
  • #12
Glad you figured it out.
 

Similar Aquarium Threads

Replies
25
Views
473
Jesterrace
Replies
38
Views
1K
Jesterrace
Replies
16
Views
486
Cfitz63b
Replies
14
Views
3K
JessiNoel21
Replies
48
Views
3K
saltwater60
Top Bottom