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Old 3rd January 2015   #1
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Unhappy Tank naturally sitting at 20 degrees

I've recently set up a new 180L tank (been running for 3 days now) and it's naturally sitting at 20 degrees.
I have no idea how to lower it permanently. I can't afford a chiller and I don't really see the point seen as I literally have to lower it by 2-4 degrees.
I've been leaving the lid open to help evaporation: nothing. Turned off all radiators in my room: nothing. Installed air stones to keep up a little water movement: nothing. And turned off all lights in that area: nothing.
My current tank sits at about 17 degrees and it's pretty much right next door to this new one.
Can anyone help at all?



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Old 3rd January 2015   #2
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Default Re: Tank naturally sitting at 20 degrees

Swap thermometers between the tanks. They may just be reading differently.



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Yeah I have, I even put the thermometer in my tropical tank to make sure it was reading correctly and it seems fine.



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Old 3rd January 2015   #4
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Default Re: Tank naturally sitting at 20 degrees

Blow a small fan over the top of the warmer tank. It will drop the temp by evaporative cooling.



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