Chillers, Fans and Air Conditioning: How will you keep the tank cool this summer?

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How will you keep your tank cool this spring and summer?

  • Chiller

    Votes: 73 12.9%
  • Fan

    Votes: 100 17.7%
  • Home Air Conditioning

    Votes: 244 43.3%
  • All of the above

    Votes: 24 4.3%
  • I don't struggle with warmer tank temps

    Votes: 104 18.4%
  • Other (please explain)

    Votes: 19 3.4%

  • Total voters
    564

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A/C is not necessary in Mexico, however the tank temperature could easily go over 80 F so I got a chiller doing the job coupled with my Apex.
 

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Could you possibly define well placed in the canopy?? I didn't have problems keeping my 220 cool but I just installed a Pentair 80W UV and the temp has been climbing steadily for days now (only at 79.6 now but it's creeping up)
I plan on putting two more PC fans in my canopy on top of the one but do I need to piint them at the water? Or just have them blowing air into the canopy!
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When I first designed and built the canopy, the fans were blowing from the top straight down.
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It helped some but not as much as expected. So I started to experiment with their placement. Once I put them in the back blowing between the lights and the water surface there was a substantial difference.
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Easier to see what I'm talking about in the planning stages.
Real life,
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