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UV Filter Overheating Tank

Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by superemone, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. superemone

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    Anybody with this problem? My 150 gallon tank is at a steady 82 degrees with a Coralife 36w Turbo Twist, no heater. Way too hot to my liking. Is it the bulb or the sterilizer itself that's causing this?
     
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    Heat can come from different sources - room temperature, filter or pump motor, lighting, uv bulb, etc. To find out if your uv sterilizer is causing the increase in tank temperature, turn it off for a day and see if the temp drops.
     
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    The UV shouldnt be producing that much heat. IF so pls stop using and check if there is any water leaking into the bulb area.
     
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    No way a 36w UV could heat and maintain 82F in a 150g...no way.
    Its either a pump working to hard and heating up or the ambient temp in the room is close to the temp in the tank or its sitting in a window that gets sun all day. You didnt mention what your setup is but I could maybe see a submersible return pump getting warm and heating the water. I once had a Rio power head roast itself in the tank. It had clogged, up in the intake and was working to hard. I could hardly touch it when I removed it from the tank it was so hot....it actually melted to where I couldnt get the impeller out for a spare.
     
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    Has it always been that high? If its a recent jump its prlly cuz its spring. My temp went up a few degress and i run a uv 24/7.

    If theres water leaking in the quartz sleeve itd burn out

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    whats with all these trollish newbish threads on mfk recently?
     
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    Every 12-14 watts in a uv heats the water apprx 1°… SO assuming the ambiet temp of his room is 79° then its vary possible.



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    I don't think it's the UV causing it. Check all your equipments. They has to be something causing it.


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