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Breaking news from Portobello; kinda sad kinda exciting

Jean

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They are great, we've had one for years and it's a most popular exhibit. although the day it arrived the public couldn't get near, it was hogged by staff!!!! So number two might ease the pressure :biggrin2:
 

Jean

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Stillllllllll waiting! we now look after a tropical FW tank in the hospital it's in the newly refurbished children's wing. At the moment not much in it, a few Neons etc till the plantings stabilise!
 

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Jean

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Yes it's pretty neat although we have a temp issue, it's not well ventilated and the air temps have been getting up to 32 (89.6 F) Celsius (remember Dunedin is faaaaaaar South 20 (68F) Celsius is a hot day for us!) We're trying to run the tank at 25 C (77F) but the poor chiller has to work very hard! Being a childrens ward we're not allowed to leave the door open while we work! It'll be nice in the winter tho' :evil:
 

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Have you tried running fans to evaporate water? It will make the room somewhat more damp (so rust can be a problem if there are any exposed screws or other rustable metal) but I do get several degrees of cooling using very small fans over my sumps.
 

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