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Old 08-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
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Tap water too warm in Texas

Have a 75 gallon, 28 gallon and a 20 gallon ISO. They water temp is 74-76

I prefer to do all my tank cleanings in a day but the water coming out of the tap is in the 80's

At the moment I mostly have danios, tetras and Cory's so I'm not too happy about raising their temp.

My only option (as I see it) is either ice in the water to get the proper temp (sounds impractical).

Or change my tanks on different days. I keep 15 gallons of treated room temp water on hand for tank changes. So if I cleaned tanks over 3 days I could use room temp water.

Any better options?
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #2
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Increase the amount of treated water sitting at room temp? Up here in Montgomery, I have the problem of it starting out too cold, but after a couple of minutes it warms up. Depending on how big a change your doing, it shouldn't matter to much. How about splitting your room temp water between the three tanks, using it to "buffer" the temp? A couple of degree temp shouldn't hurt.
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Old 10-20-2012, 12:53 PM   #3
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I have a small tank so this probably won't help too much but during the ridiculous summer months I store a container of treated water in my deep freezer for a while and then add it to my hot treated tap water later. I leave it out so it blends together (in the house) and then add it to the tank. Huge pain in the butt, but it works.
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