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Old 06-07-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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How to lower temp.---help!

Today it's a very hot day here in TX, my tank just went up to 88-89 degrees, I have 2 fans blowing on it to no avail, I don't have a chiller and really can't afford one right now. Any tricks out there? thanks
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:31 PM   #2
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Freeze bags of water and float them. If you have a sump, you could always refrigerate some of the tankwater, and then add it slowwwwwwwly back in so no fish get stressed. Fans should do the trick... and if you have A/C, turn it on. Needless to say, turn lights off and let things settle. Slow changes... just do slow changes... nothing drastic.
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Old 06-07-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Will do, thanks a bunch!!
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You could freeze some RO water also and put in icecubes in the sump. Or like said before freeze bags of water and place in there.
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Old 06-07-2005, 03:28 PM   #5
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go to HD and buy for $5 each 5" clip on fans and use them to help...I am in fla so i know about the heat and I was about 86 and got 3 fans...on blowing on the my sump and 2 for my main and now Im about 79-80 and I have to turn the fans off since I dont have a heater yet otherwise it will cool it way down...
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Has anyone ever tried dry ice? You could put it in a sump etc. It would increase your co2 level but I would not think by much as most of it would escape into the air.
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:02 PM   #7
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Thanks guys, I will also try pearsont74's advice
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Old 06-07-2005, 05:53 PM   #8
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Im sure wally mart has them too
I would recommend any of the ice or dry ice options....run the risk of adding harmfuls to u tank unless u make ice with RO water and honestly ice will do nothing to a tank over 30 gals to the temp...Ive tryied
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Old 06-07-2005, 07:20 PM   #9
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Thanks pearsont74, I'll visit wal-mart tomorrow morning and see what they've got, if not home depot it is, I'll definetly post whatever happens
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I hate heat problems. In FL our AC always goes out during the hottest time of the year. I change my light schedule to go on at night, have fans on both my sump and tank. Also, if the temp gets really bad, float ice cubes in a bag in your sump.
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