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Old 02-16-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Water temperature

Hey over the summer it's been pretty hot, and my fish need between 18-20 degrees but it's been higher than that. So what can I do, ice cubes? I dunno
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Sorry if this is in the wrong part of the forums, I'm a new user so I havnt fully figured out everything
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:05 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum.

You can draw any curtains/drapes in the room during the day to keep heat down.

You can run a fan across the top of the tank to draw the coolness into the water column.

Please do not add ice cubes. This can not only change the temperature too quickly, it can also mess with your water parameters as this is now chlorinated water.
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Ive used ice cubes in the past. But keep them in a zip lock bag. That way as the ice melts, the water does not get into the tank. Unless you make your ice cubes with ro/di water, than it doesn't matter
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Or add some prime to the bag then pour it into the tank.
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