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Keeping tank cool?

July 30th, 2006, 05:58 AM
Anyone have any simple tips to keep your tank cool in the summer? My temps are going from 78-80 up to 82 during mid day. And thats in the shade. Its just so bloody humid and wam in my office. Ice cubes maybe? :p

July 30th, 2006, 07:31 PM
Hi Scott,
I wouldnt worry too much about 82 - thats not very warm.
You could put some ice cubes in a baggy and float em in the filter,
or blow a fan across the top, but 82 isnt very hot, should be OK.
My small tanks get up to 86 or so in the heat and I dont worry too much.
If the fish seem stressed you can do a water change with slightly cooler water.

July 31st, 2006, 04:36 AM
Thanks :thumbs up