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Old 08-28-2015, 11:23 PM   #1 
TheWindWaker
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How To Cool A Tank

I'm renting a room out of someone's house while I attend grad school and unfortunately the ac unit is busted with the homeowner completely disinterested in fixing it. I'm in Florida so the temperature is easily getting to 89 within the house and the tank thermometer is showing the temperature within that range too.

I have a 5 gal tank so what are some inexpensive, college student friendly ways to cool everything down? Also how long can a betta tolerate heat like this until I can find a store with fans? I'm looking at a hurricane heading my way so there's a good chance I'll be housebound a few days as the streets around me completely flood.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:53 PM   #2 
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take a normal plastic bottle, remove the label (make sure there is no residue from the label) fill it with cold water and some ice, and float this in the tank, do this to slowly bring down temperature, once the temp has reached optimal range do a water change with optimal temperature water and change out the bottle to keep it cool, will you have access to water and electricity during the flood, if not that should probably be your number one concern, because, even aside from the potential problems for you (however, I'm guessing that you have covered these) it could pose significant problems for your fish tank. Hope that was helpful, good luck!
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The plastic bottle trick will work to bring temperature down initially. Another way to do this, if you have an external filter, is to place an ice pack or even a bag of frozen vegetables on top of the filter return hose.

There are a couple of things you can do to help keep the temperature down on a long-term basis. Some people get a small fan, the kind that's meant to clip onto a desk, and clip it to the tank positioned so that it's blowing across the surface of the water. I've also heard of putting styrofoam pieces around the tank to insulate it from the heat.
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