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Old 06-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #6601 
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I find a water change to always be the first and easiest solution for just about anything... but don't lower it too fast or you might shock your fish.

Also, if it will just work its way back up it might be a better idea to find a way to cool the water.

Try turning the lights off, replacing the cover with something light and airy if you have a glass or other heavy cover.

The fan should help though, but it will take a while, which is actually a good thing.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #6602 
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I find a water change to always be the first and easiest solution for just about anything... but don't lower it too fast or you might shock your fish.

Also, if it will just work its way back up it might be a better idea to find a way to cool the water.

Try turning the lights off, replacing the cover with something light and airy if you have a glass or other heavy cover.

The fan should help though, but it will take a while, which is actually a good thing.
he's still acting regular nothing out of the norm i think i'm going to move him into the ac to cool him down more.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #6603 
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^ don't even stress about it, 85 is not a bad temperature for your betta to be at. 90+ is when you start to get worried.
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Old 06-30-2012, 12:00 AM   #6604 
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I wouldn't move him. It'll just stress him out. Position fans if you can, but don't stress. 85 is fine.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:06 AM   #6605 
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I live in Texas and I know some betta people that will take the heaters completely out on really hot days/weeks/months. We've had nearly two weeks of straight 100+ temperatures. x.x My heaters never kick on anymore, it's so hot.

Anyways, no new pics yet, need to put new plants in the 2.5, all I've got are some clumps of java ferns, a banana plant, and several pieces of dying bacopa, and some strands of anacharis. But I can't work on it at all cause I sprained my ankle. :( I can barely hobble over to feed my poor fishies.
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:38 AM   #6606 
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No one was yelling at you....

Squidward, you can also use a regular fan as well.
Yup that's what I use on my tanks in my non-AC apartment when it gets hot. I discovered the trick by accident when I noticed how cold the water always was in one tank that was next to the fan I use for myself.

You can get little desktop fans at dollar stores or Staples for like $10 or less.

Also, check your power filters if you have them, some start getting hot once they're old or if the impeller needs to be cleaned or changed. I found an old power filter was heating up the water in one of my tanks. I cleaned it out but it's still getting warm, so I'm going to replace the tank. It's about 6 or 7 years old anyway and has a few design features I don't like (like impossible to use a standard hood with light).
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:38 AM   #6607 
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What is really high is 90, and 95. And I have had that happen to my tanks. Try getting one of those cheapy dollar store ones you can flick on and off and tape it to the side of your tank :p
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:24 AM   #6608 
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maybe i should just do a 50 water change. and try to lower the water temp.
You could try that, but just make sure you don't make the new water too cold. You don't want to lower the temp by more than about 4-5 degrees F otherwise you could shock your fish.

I have an ongoing problem with high temps in my tanks (overheated apt in winter, no ac in summer), so I will sometimes do the water change method, as well as using fans. All of my tanks have heaters but I've had to turn them way down to like 75 F because the water is usually too warm.

I do have a window AC in my bedroom, so if this summer turns out to be too hot and I can't control the temps then I'll be moving them and possibly my tarantulas to my bedroom.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #6609 
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My new divided tank that I'm cycling.



The purple floating thing is a shrimp in a nylon to get things rolling. I couldn't find ammonia without other stuff mixed in.
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Old 06-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #6610 
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that works =D hahaha I have the same "tree stump" xD
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