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Old 07-31-2006, 10:54 AM   #1
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Whats your heat index at? Mines at 105.

So for the past two weeks I've been unintentionally treating ich (None of my fish have ich but my tanks have been at 88 because I haven't been cooling). Today's high is 96 with a heat index of 105. Blah...that'll push the tank into the 90's. So I told my wife to leave a few doors open and cool the upstairs (where my tanks are) using the AC unit on the first floor. Hopefully the tanks will stay in the 80's.

So, how hot is it where you are and how are you keeping stuff cool?
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:04 AM   #2
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Im in chicago and they are calling for a heat index today between 105-110. Tomorrow hotter. Lucky for me, the cost of living in chicago is so stinking high, i have a 500 sq ft. 1 bedroom apartment. You say "why thank god"... because its cheap to cool! Now im looking forward to a chicago winter, the best of both worlds (or worse)
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:08 AM   #3
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I live in mid michigan and its about 85 here right now.
i have central air so my it dosent affect my fish.
Sorry about ur temp. problems...
I'd use alot of fans!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:15 AM   #4
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I used to have this problem. I bought these

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...RFB%3AIID&rd=1

I put one in my canopy becuase my PC ficture gets hot and one blowing across the water. It cooled it down about 3'

If you have an urgent heat problem you can float some ice in a bag, or blow a regular fan over the top.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:25 AM   #5
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I live in wisconsin. The average summer high is 81. Usually I don't have to worry about heat. So I don't have anything extra to cool the tank because I'll most likely only use it once or twice a year. This summer is kind of odd though, Wisconsin, and I believe most the country has had quite the heat wave.
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Old 07-31-2006, 11:58 AM   #6
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The actual temp here has been right at 100 for the past two weeks. It was at 103 yesterday (without heat index). I'm spending a fortune trying to keep my house cool enough not to boil my fish (Made the mistake of putting them on the second floor).
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We are supposed to hit 100 this week. I just bite the bullet and leave the AC on for the fish, besides I like giving the electric company my money.
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Old 07-31-2006, 12:07 PM   #8
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From the weather website...

Tonight
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Heat index readings 110 to 115 in the evening.

Western Wisconsin
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Going to fry some eggs on the blacktop today here in Madison. Luckily my tank is in the back of the apartment and doesn't get any sunlight.
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60% of the country is in drought anf a heat wave

...not ohio, its been getting in the upper 80's, which is normal, and its been raining 1-2 time per week

EDIT: i dunno how to find/what is a heat index?
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