Hi all - HELP!
Have had my 42G FOWLR
Tank now for around 4 months -
Temps have been steady at 25 Degrees C (77F).
A massive heat wave has been worrying me for the past few days, my tanks temp has sky rocketed over the past 3 hours from 27 Degrees C (81F) to 34 Degrees C (93F). When I got home from the beach, the coral beauty was upside down on the bottom of the tank, stiff as a board. A cool change is expected soon.
Tank heater hasn't been on all day (It's got power, but its set at 77F - and the light hasn't been on). I have had a fan sitting on the surface of the water trying to dissipate the heat, over the course of the heat wave.
I am thinking of putting a bottle of frozen water in the tank. Will this reduce the temp too quickly?
My clownfish(s), chromis(s), firegobies and coral shrimp are all still OK. But I don't want to lose them if I can avoid it, and the last thing I want to do is drop the temp too quickly and kill the survivors.
Any ideas on how to reduce the temps safely other than the fan?
I have emergency water aside, but this is no better - it's at 32 degrees C (89F)
As the worst of the heat is over, I will be saving up for a chiller to stop this happening in future.
(Has anyone heard of a HOB
, or internal chiller? Or are they all external units? - as my tank is a hooded display with no sump - just wet/dry trickle and a protein skimmer)
Excuse any errors - I was typing this in a rush.
Thanks in advance