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Old 05-31-2013, 08:42 AM   #1 
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Heat wave in NJ....can't seem to regulate temp in my tanks

Hi All

I've got 2 tanks (3g and a 5g) which are both heated by Hydor Theo 25w heaters. I live in NJ, and udring the winter months these heaters maintained each tank at a constant 78 degrees.

Now that the heat has set in (reaching 90 degrees outside) I'm having the opposite problem. I cant seem to keep the tanks any cooler than 82 degrees.

I dropped the Theo's to the 75 degree setting, and my air conditining is set at 76 degrees (central air).....both tanks are still reading 82 degrees. Both fish are active, eatting, and acting normal.

What have you all done to keep your tanks from getting too warm in the summer months? The tanks are located on the first floor and there is plenty of air circulation.

Thanks!

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Old 05-31-2013, 08:48 AM   #2 
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Lowering the heater setting won't do anything, as you've found out. To answer your question - nothing, nothing at all. The tanks are warmer in the summer and I just accept it.


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Old 05-31-2013, 08:52 AM   #3 
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are your tanks glass or acrylic? glass tend to disperse the heat a bit better, you could add a sponge filter if you do not have one that will filter the tank and add cool air to the tank cooling it down a bit, the only other thing you could really do is point a fan at the tanks or buy an aquarium chiller, I have no experience with one though, and I would not worry too much unless the tanks got over 86 degrees then I would be in a panic.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:24 AM   #4 
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82 is fine, my tanks do the same in the summer months , i don't worry about it. If it really concerns you or the temps go higher you can open the lids to let out some of the heat. Also if you have lights on the tank, keep them off. You can have a fan blowing on them to help cool them. Where are your thermometers? The higher water will be warmer since heat rises.
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Thanks everyone. the 3g is acrylic and the 5g is glass. Thermometers are mounter close to the top of each, but the bottom of the thermometers are approx in the middle of each tank.

I'll keep an eye on things. If 82 is the highest it gets I guess I'm doing okay :)

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Old 05-31-2013, 09:53 AM   #6 
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oh also.....I am running whispers filters so there is water circulation
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:16 AM   #7 
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oh also.....I am running whispers filters so there is water circulation
I've got the same issue right now...air conditioner has not been working..
the tanks are at 85ish right now.

is this too high??
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Old 05-31-2013, 10:18 AM   #8 
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I've got the same issue right now...air conditioner has not been working..
the tanks are at 85ish right now.

is this too high??
I wouldn't let it go higher. If push comes to shove, fill a Baggie with ice & float it in the tank. If there's good circulation it'll cool the water down some, just keep an eye on it so it doesn't cool too much.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:41 PM   #9 
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If it gets any hotter, just float a bag of ice as said before.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:36 PM   #10 
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I wouldn't worry too much. As long as the temperature increase is gradual, the fish will be able to cope with higher temperatures for a while - happens in nature all the time. :) My tanks can get as high as 90 in the summer and my fish all survived.
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