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Can I reduce the heat from an eheim 2028 on my 7gal?

I got a good deal on a brand new Eheim pro 2028 that I could not pass up and rigged it to my 7gal for extra volume. It runs great and but it keeps the tank at a constant 80 degrees. Is there a way to reduce the heat from the 20w motor?
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Is the filter in an enclosed space? If it is, take it out. A fan on the tank or the filter would reduce its heat.
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Is the filter in an enclosed space? If it is, take it out. A fan on the tank or the filter would reduce its heat.
The filter is on the floor with a lot of room around it, so its not enclosed. Its warm to the touch at the prime button.
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Is any of the media clogged? I know my marineland canister is warmer when the foam sleeve needs replacing.
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Its pretty much stuffed with tons of media that the filter came with, and Its brand new so I don't know. I'll try it on a bucket and see if the bucket gets gets hot. I know the filter is way too big for a 7gal but its nice to have the additional water volume.
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Just wondering but why would 80 degree's be a problem?

The reason i was wondering is because thru research it seems that most of the small characin's (tetra's) are recommended to be kept in 80-84 degree temps.

I personally was unable to keep my cardinals or my brass tetra's at temps below 84. I did notice that my flame moss has slowed in growth considerably since the temp raise from 74-76, but the tetra's have been doing well for a few months now.

I wish I could get 80 degree temps thru my filter so that i did not have to have a unsightly heater in the tank.
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Just wondering but why would 80 degree's be a problem?

The reason i was wondering is because thru research it seems that most of the small characin's (tetra's) are recommended to be kept in 80-84 degree temps.

I personally was unable to keep my cardinals or my brass tetra's at temps below 84. I did notice that my flame moss has slowed in growth considerably since the temp raise from 74-76, but the tetra's have been doing well for a few months now.

I wish I could get 80 degree temps thru my filter so that i did not have to have a unsightly heater in the tank.
Yes I would'nt mind so much if it stayed at 80 degrees but my crs sure does lol. I have removed some of the media and it has not heated up for the last few hrs, hopefully that was the case.
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