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Old 05-26-2010, 12:53 AM   #11
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there a few things you can do for your tank if it gets too hot. leaving the hood open so the water can evaporate will help some. if it gets too hot you can add a fan blowing over the water. this will evaporate more water and help cool it down more. if it still getting to hot its a good idea to have some frozen water bottles to help cool it down. i use powerade bottles and freeze some tank water. you can also do small particle water changes to lower the temp even farther.

depending on the fish would determine how hot you really want to let them get.
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Thanks - a lot of good ideas for me. I might find one of those clip on fans and have it to use just in case.
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I never really had an issue after I switched to larger tanks. My first tank, 10g, was quick to change but with my 120 I just turn off some of the lights and that seems to keep everything nice. I do keep my house 10 degrees or so below outside temp in the summer.
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here in the Desert the summer is hot and even with A/C on it keeps the temp around 81. it cools off slowly at night to about 79 but my Africans are used to it & thrive. I add frozen bottles of water & on days the a/c is turned off, i open the window next to the tank. the tank is off to the side and it is an east facing window so the heat of the day doesn't hit there. flourecent lights should not put off very much heat if any. I will also add cool water to the tank, being 100 gallons it helps just right.
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