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|80 gallon 4-5 feet from wood stove.|
I am in my new home and it looks like the only way I can get my furniture around my TV with the 80 gallon tank in a nice place is to have the fish tank 4-5 feet from the wood stove. What do you think? will the tank get to warm?
|Posted 18-Aug-2009 23:18|
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Congrats on the new place
I'm a bit worried about it, not because it'd make the tank too warm, I doubt it'd raise the temp too high over the tank temp. I'd make sure the heater is set as far away from the stove as possible, that way it will still turn on when needed. To start with I'd have a thermometer in both ends of the tank to make sure that the tank temp is consistent, you can add a powerhead to help water circulation if there are cold spots.
My big worry is that the glass and silicone may be under too much stress from temp fluctuations on a daily basis. I know my parents use their fireplace to heat the downstairs pretty much on a daily basis. They don't leave it running at night though (obviously) and the downstairs can get quite cool, I think the thermostat is set to 50 down there, but then warm up to upper 70's once the fires been going. I know glass doesn't like sudden changes and fires would be a more steady slow increase, but still, not sure what the effects that would have. Obviously the further away from the stove it can be the better, and the less changes the better.
That's my take on it anyway .
|Posted 19-Aug-2009 01:49|
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Not only could/will your water receive extra heat but a big concern what ever it is standing on especially if it is a wooden tank stand the heat will dry out the timber very fast.
I personally would be looking for another location for the tank.
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|Posted 19-Aug-2009 06:59|
Better safe then sorry.
Babefish, I have a powerhead all ready and I run two heaters, one on each side off the tank (I have had a heater break full on and cooked my fish. Two smaller heater will prevent this from happening again).
|Posted 24-Aug-2009 21:21|
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