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Old 07-18-2012, 11:23 PM   #106
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You can always use a small fan and aim it to blow across the water surface! It will keep it cool for sure, but ya have to keep up with evaporation! I had to use a few computer fans when I had a reef years ago! Just used them on my sump and it worked great. Also I have used them on the back of my canopies too.

Keep up the great work!
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Old 07-18-2012, 11:52 PM   #107
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You can always use a small fan and aim it to blow across the water surface! It will keep it cool for sure, but ya have to keep up with evaporation! I had to use a few computer fans when I had a reef years ago! Just used them on my sump and it worked great. Also I have used them on the back of my canopies too.

Keep up the great work!
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How much below room temp would it get the tank to go?

My room temp is 84+ degrees...

Its the canopy and the lights that keep it from dropping, plus plexi/acrylic, the great insulator...

I could do a fan though- thats a good idea! Thanks!

Evaporation is no problem- another benefit of the uniquarium/wet dry system!
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:19 AM   #108
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I love your tank !@!
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:16 AM   #109
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Yeah I also have a problem bringing down the temp in my acrylic tank so I've given up. The tank usually 82 in the summer. But on the bright side, on hot summer days the temp in my glass tank seems to rise really quickly while the acrylic tank is stable.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #110
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After putting the 3 SAE back in, they have caused 90% of the shrimp to go back into hiding... I knew they would but its amazing since the tank is grown in well and 125 gallons... 5 feet long and 3 2.5 inch fish are dominating!

BUT the SAE are killing it on algae clean up!!! I'll pull them back out in a while.
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Old 08-03-2012, 02:35 PM   #111
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I run 12V PC fans on the back of my canopy connected to a Temp Controller to cycle the fans on and off. Helps alot to keep temps down. It also gives you a nice illuminated digital temp gauge.

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Old 08-03-2012, 03:18 PM   #112
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This tank is AMAZING! It TOTALLY looks like a scene from Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones! I think my favorite part is how the anubias roots grow down over the rocks and look like hanging vines. It's that little touch that really makes it look perfect I think.
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:59 AM   #113
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I have just one word, awesome!
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:40 AM   #114
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dang yo. this is one cool tank. good job!
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:01 AM   #115
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Thanks all!

Still trying to get photos taken but my photographer is MIA...

The tank is tolerating 88 degrees ... Can't wait for FALL!
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Old 08-17-2012, 03:48 AM   #116
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if you put some comp fans to blow across the surface and lift your outake to increase surface agitation, you can significantly increase evaporation, and that will cool the tank. i know my stagnant betta growout jars are normally 3-4 degrees below room temp, you could probably get 6-8 with good surface agitation and airflow.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:34 AM   #117
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if you put some comp fans to blow across the surface and lift your outake to increase surface agitation, you can significantly increase evaporation, and that will cool the tank. i know my stagnant betta growout jars are normally 3-4 degrees below room temp, you could probably get 6-8 with good surface agitation and airflow.
But surface agitation is the enemy of CO2 saturation... Sounds like a tradeoff... Though the plants I have don't really need much Co2 to thrive.

I do appreciate the advice. So far things are holding, but its those 88 degree days pushing 89 that scare me. Plus they are in my recording studio which has terrible ventilation- only the tracking room has AC... With the gear on during a heat wave its an OVEN... to the point I only work at night.

The good thing is the heat plus the SAEs got rid of all my BBA that had been creeping back. But removed the final SAE as ALL, literally 100%, of the adult shrimp disappeared... still TONS of juveniles and babies though!
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:48 PM   #118
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This will go down as one of my most favorite tanks of all time. The rustic look of the rocks with ferns and anubias is simply incredible, a truly amazing thing you've done with this tank!


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Old 09-15-2012, 03:39 AM   #119
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Haven't seen this thread in awhile. It's still looking great. Do you still have the clam in there?
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Old 09-15-2012, 05:30 AM   #120
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This tank feels very "Legends of the Hidden Temple"
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