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advice at keeping tank temp down
« on: June 02, 2013, 12:05:20 PM »

I generally try to keep the temp of my tank in the low 70s. We have had a bad heat wave where I am and sadly I don't have any air conditioning in my house. I've noticed my tank water has gotten very warm and have tried to keep it under control by doing partial water changes each of the past 3 days with water that is a little cooler than what's in the tank, but this hasn't really worked. Anybody have any tips on keeping the temp of the tank down? Or is it ok to have the water temp in the 80s?

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Re: advice at keeping tank temp down
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2013, 12:42:45 AM »

I'm pretty new at this... but, goldfish like temp's from upper 60's to lower 70's... the rise in temp increases you fish's chance of becoming sick or even dying.  I'd try my best to keep the temp in at least mid 70's if you can, but at this point you need to gradually come down from the 80, so as not to kill your fish.  Hope this helps.

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Re: advice at keeping tank temp down
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 08:17:35 AM »

Domestic Goldfish originate in the Far east, namely China and Japan. So they are more temperate than cold-water fish.

The problem with the temperature being higher than ideal is that it decreases the dissolved oxygen levels in the tank-water.

The answer is to increase oxygenation using an air-pump. An alternative solution would be to use a surface cooling fan (mountable on the tank rim)
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