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anne
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cold water tank too warm
« on: May 22, 2010, 02:00:46 PM »

i have a 50l coldwater aquarium ,,the problem im having is the weather,theres a bit of a heatwave going on,, Huh Huh at the moment is making my tank water too warm,,i know goldfish like water approx 19-20c but my tank is at 28c,,any ideas on how i can cool my tank before my little friends start to cook
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Re: cold water tank too warm
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2010, 02:17:47 PM »

you can buy a chiller for saltwater tanks. look in to getting one if posible.
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Nossie
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Re: cold water tank too warm
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 02:24:07 PM »

It's been really hot here too, and my babies have had 26 degrees in their tanks for some time! D: But I just top it up with cooler water during the water changes (: So you could just take out a small amount of water and add something to cool it down (:
Other than that you could buy a cooler for your tank, like the previous poster said, but I've heard that they're quite pricey!
Goldfish can, by the way, live without any problems in water around 26 degrees as well, so you don't have to worry that much since it's only 2 degrees warmer Wink I'd rather try doing something if it gets closer to, or beyond 30 (:
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anne
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Re: cold water tank too warm
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2010, 03:27:18 PM »

thanx for all the help,,ill try adding alittle bit of cold treated water everyday until the temps down abit since the temps hitting 29 now,,also can u help me with this--every week when i do a wc i also prepare some water for the following week so that the waters at room temp,,is this a good or bad thing to sit water for a week before use???thanks for taking the time to help. Wink Wink
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Re: cold water tank too warm
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2010, 04:37:49 PM »

We did two other things in our tank as well:
1. Freezing water in plastic sandwich bags and putting those in the tank as "ice packs".  They worked for awhile very well, but the problem was that the fish eventually stopped being intimidated by them and chewed through the bags!  However, your fish might leave the bags alone, so you might want to try that.
2. We got a different-colored ice cube tray and filled it with treated water and made "fish water cubes".  When it got too hot, we popped a few in the tank.  Those are also nice summer treats, as you could probably put a bit of veggie in the middle so they get a treat, too.
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Re: cold water tank too warm
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2010, 05:37:32 PM »

Hi Anne,

we live in Queensland and summer is pretty warm here. During summer time we had 28 C in our aquarium. Our fishies were doing well, all fine. Of course I was worried too, but I learned that chillers are very expensive.
So I did cooler more frequent water changes to keep the temp constant, also we did run our aircon.

Most important is for goldies to keep the temp constant. Changes in temp, where it goes up and down like a yoyo are not good, THIS is what would stress the fish.

So at this stage with your tank to be "only" at 26C, do not worry too much. But keep an eye on it and keep it CONSTANT
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Re: cold water tank too warm
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2010, 06:57:04 PM »

Anne,
You really only need to leave water out for 24 hours to achieve room temperature.
Probably if you draw water on the day b-4 you do a change, that water would be the right temp and just fine to use. Smiley
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