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    Senior Member Niche's Avatar
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    Temperature

    So 150w in my sump isn't enough to keep the temp constant for my 27g tank.

    The water was going through the sump about 4 times and hour and it wasn't enough. So i've increased the amount of water the return pump is pushing (about 8times an hour) in order to hopefully get the temp back up again. what a struggle.

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    Are you checking temperature in both your display and sump?

    I'm curious to know what the difference is. 150 watts should be enough, but, it is possible you need to raise the temperature in the sump to something higher than the desired display temperature.
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    Thats puzzling. The ambient temperature of the room must be playing a factor. I don't use a heater in my system, however, I will probably plug in a 200watt that I have laying around for the winter. The heat generated by the three pumps in my sump and the lighting keep it quite constant.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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    220 Gal Mostly SPS Reef, 66 gal sump with refuge, 33 gal refugium, Gen-X Mak-5 Return, 3 x IceCap 250 MH, 2 x 110 VHO, Deltec APF600 Skimmer and a Deltec AP-600, Geo 6-18 Calcium Reactor, 2 x Tunze Stream 6100, Profilux Plus II EX Controller.

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    I'm the same. My MH's keep my water nice and toasty for the little fishies.
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    Mike Philpott

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    maybe add one of those 50W you have around

    I find that amazing that it isn;t doing the trick
    i have 1 150 in my 90 No problems
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    or try a different thermometer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiseman
    Thats puzzling. The ambient temperature of the room must be playing a factor. I don't use a heater in my system, however, I will probably plug in a 200watt that I have laying around for the winter. The heat generated by the three pumps in my sump and the lighting keep it quite constant.

    What does your temp? Where is your tank located in the house... WOW... my tank would get too cold if I had no heater :crap:
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    My tank is in the middle of our main room on first floor against an inside wall. The tank temp is 79 in the morning and peaks at 81 in the afternoon. The temperature in the house is constant year round. Pardon the mess in the picture as I am too busy fussing over the tank to clean up.
    If my wife asks, it was only $20.

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    220 Gal Mostly SPS Reef, 66 gal sump with refuge, 33 gal refugium, Gen-X Mak-5 Return, 3 x IceCap 250 MH, 2 x 110 VHO, Deltec APF600 Skimmer and a Deltec AP-600, Geo 6-18 Calcium Reactor, 2 x Tunze Stream 6100, Profilux Plus II EX Controller.

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    Nice tank!
    My tank is in the basement...wish it was on the main floor.
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    Senior Member Bram's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by ALRHA
    or try a different thermometer?
    I was thinking that too, what kind of thermometer are you using
    OR
    is your Heater Consistantly on or is it going on and off like it should?
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