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Old 08-31-2011, 07:49 PM   #1 
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Too hot?

Since this is my first post, sorry if I post it in the wrong spot or mess it up somehow... I just got a goldfish tank (2 gallon), and I got it chemically cycled and everything, and I'm going to get my parents to take me to go get the betta in a few days. However, I noticed that the temperature of the tank water is reading a constant 88F, which I believe is too hot? Because its really hot here in the summer, we keep the house at 85, and since my room is warmer... Should I try to lower the temperature or just keep it constant? How would I lower the temperature?
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:20 PM   #2 
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To lower the water temp, you can freeze a bottle/small container of water and float it in the tank.
Yes; 88 is a little on the warm side, even for bettas. Try and get it down to at least 82 if you can, with around 80 being ideal.

Do you have a heater though? Is it on?
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:44 PM   #3 
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Yes that is too hot, try to shoot for 80 at most.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:36 PM   #4 
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Thanks. I have a heater for winter, and no, its unplugged.
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #5 
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I'm currently trying water in sandwich baggies, but it seems that the ice melts really fast...
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