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    Ah Winter ... yes winter

    Okay it's too friggen cold outside to run the air conditioning, but not yet cold enough for the central heating to actually do anything.

    This means that when I'm not home to open windows, the thermal glass I so cheerfully shelled out for B.R. (Before Reeftank) heats the friggen house up to 26C.

    Which means my tank's got temperature swings ranging from 77.5F to 81.5F. I've got stressed out sps and algae every-freaking-where and I doubt there's much I can do about it besides scrubbing the glass & squirting it off rocks.

    On top of that because the central air is off and the central heating has yet to do anything my dehumidifier is just on. This means that my carefully balanced kalk dosing is nowhere near balanced anymore and drips faster than my evap rate. Not to the point I'm actually worried but it's another annoyance.

    I absolutely hate winter, so I can't believe I'm going to say this, but I wish it would just get here so my system stabilizes again.

    Anyone else "enjoying" the mild weather we're having?

    Cheers!
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    My tank at home is in the basement...it stays between 77-79F all year round.
    The tank at work stays at 79F all the time.
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    I do not like this time of year either for the same reasons. I ended up getting a large dehumidifier to keep things in check while I wait for the colder months to arrive.

    I want some snow... and a ton of cold weather!!! I'm your typical hockey dad and I can't wait to get that rink in the back yard up and running... the good news is I am now an assistant coach for my sons hockey team(can yell at him from the bench instead of the stands now... Mwahahah)

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    I'm supposed to try out down-hill skiing this year. A waste of a perfectly warm lodge IMHO but heck I promised I'd give it a try
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    Downhill skiing is a justification for spending time in the lodge. Don't confuse this. ;-)

    It isn't so cold out that your AC can't run. It would seem a shame to run AC during the day and heating at night, but, think of the hardwood you had to add to allow the new tank. Think of this as a way to protect the hardwood. The tank stabilation is just a side benefit. ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pwall
    My tank at home is in the basement...it stays between 77-79F all year round.
    The tank at work stays at 79F all the time.
    Same here!!!

    My tank is what is keeping my basement warm!! :biglaugh2
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    Quote Originally Posted by cres
    but, think of the hardwood you had to add to allow the new tank. Think of this as a way to protect the hardwood. The tank stabilation is just a side benefit. ;-)
    Yeah tried that... my wife's just not buying lol.
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    My dehumidifier has been running almost non stop with this damp weather.
    I have almost 200 gallons fresh running here, and a sw in the works.

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