|08-21-2011 05:12 PM|
1) Invest in an portable A/C with a timer/thermostat...OR
2) Invest in a utility wheel cart and move tanks into a small, A/C room, preferable north/east facing, you'll save $$$ as opposed to keeping them in a larger A/C room.
|08-21-2011 03:12 PM|
I've been away from the site for awhile, so this is catch-up. By now summer is almost done, so I'm sure you've worked something out. But in case...
As far as your heater goes, IMHO it depends on how well it holds the temperature in the tank. Mine is very stable, so I leave it on. It will only come on if needed.
Sorry it's taken 4 mos to respond
|04-18-2011 08:59 PM|
|latnem||I read that you only need to lower temps for breeding but they should be able to survive at 78-80f. But I am still researching! Could be wrong.|
|04-18-2011 08:45 PM|
|Nue||CRS (crystal red shrimp) you will have problems with they like cooler water 68-72F your others wont mind the natural temp swings.|
|04-18-2011 08:34 PM|
|latnem||Currently I have 4 Otos 1 Cory Cat and 14 Neon Tetras. Looking to get another school, 2 SAEs and Crystal Red Shrimp in the future (still researching details on the CRS)|
|04-18-2011 08:31 PM|
|Nue||The heater should automatically adjust to the the temp you put it on play around with it till you get the desired temp. I wouldn't worry about a thing, what is your tanks inhabitants?|
|04-18-2011 08:22 PM|
Thanks for all the advice.
Regarding the temperature control on my heater, I'm not 100% sure how it works to be honest. It has a "+" and "-" sign and when I first setup the tank I turned the dial slightly towards the "+" and got it to the temperature I wanted (80f)
I guess I'll just have to wait and see. The thing about Las Vegas is one day its 80 and the next day its 95 so I just didn't want to come home to a deep fried fish tank.
|04-18-2011 05:03 PM|
|04-18-2011 02:23 PM|
|04-18-2011 02:18 PM|
BTW. If you're of the habit of leaving off the AC during the day and turning it on when you get home you are not saving any money. I've heard it stated many times by home experts and utility companies to set your thermostat and let your AC run as needed. Your AC unit does not have to run as hard either as it would cooling down a hot house. Oh, and one more thing I've heard recently keep your AC unit shaded. You can save 10% on your electric bill doing so.
|04-18-2011 01:44 PM|
|Nue||I would just leave the heater on. If it gets to hot, then run a fan over the water. That should drop the temp down a few degrees. But inside your house its probably not going to raise that high. If you run a fan over it, you may want to replace the increased amount of evaporated water with RO water.|
|04-18-2011 12:39 PM|
does your aircon have a thermostat?
then you can set it and forget it...
|04-18-2011 10:47 AM|
|emmanueln||Hi Latnem you can use cooler fans blowing on the water at 45 degree angle|
|04-18-2011 10:07 AM|
Its better to have a stable temperature then a fluctuating one.
If the hottest your room gets is 88f during hot summer days then its your best option to turn the AC on.
|04-18-2011 08:59 AM|
i'd say test it on a day off and find out. It'll probably be fine, though, a large volume of water takes a while to shift temp.
Your heater, assuming it has a temperature control on it, should stay off if the water temp is greater than its setting.
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