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Old 07-15-2005, 08:01 PM   #1
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My 10G is at 86 degrees because that's how warm my bedroom is(didn't htink it was that hot, thought it was only 79 or 80). Anyways, it's completely filled up, and I'd rather not move it. Is there a way to keep the temperature down?
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You could try setting up a fan so it blows across the top of the water. That should help a bit.
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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But it's a deluxe hood, so there's probably only 3-4 sq.inches of water showing.
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A small window a/c unit for your bedroom..
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:53 PM   #5
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If you can't buy an air conditioner then try adding more aeration stones to the tank. Often its the lack of oxygen in warm water that kills fish rather than the warm water itself. Also keep aquarium lights off during heatwave and keep bedroom shades closed during the day. If it gets cool at night make sure your heater is set right so you don't have too crazy a drop in temperature at night. Some people are tempted to turn their heater off altogether in the summer but that's a bad idea. If you get a real cool night the temp in the tank could drop too rapidly.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:00 PM   #6
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Yeah my room isnt' grounded so I cant' get a small AC unit. So just stick the air stones in the gravel then?
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Yep - that is probably going to be your best bet. The fish are likely acclimated to it, but it will be important to keep the water oxygenated.
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Will the temperature affect plants at all?
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Yes - they do not appreciate temps like that, for the most part.
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How about those bubble wands? The ones where you stuck completely under the gravel?
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