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Red Sea Max 250 Overheating

Posted on Sep 2, 2010 in Equipment, Problems | 2 comments

Room temperature has been 73-75 degrees Fahrenheit where the Red Sea Max 250 is positioned and the tank temperature is usually 77. However, after 1 to 2 hours after the lights have been on the tank, the temperature goes up to about 83 degrees Fahrenheit. This was annoying. There are a total of 4 fans on the side of the hood, 2 pushing air and 2 pulling air. Additionally, in the rear there are 2 optional fans (included with the Red Sea Max 250) that blow air over the water that I have on 24 hours daily. Regardless, the temperature still rose and annoyed the crap out of me. I don’t expect this from such an expensive tank, but logically, it’s a close hood system and this should be expected. Add a chiller you say? I don’t want to...

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