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11-15-2012 08:57 PM
eeng168 I'm on the top floor as well...it was so hot even with the AC running for days straight, I lost about 300 crs.

11-15-2012 08:18 PM
CandleMaker
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Originally Posted by JoeGREEEN View Post
Hey CM

Maybe if the tank isnt so big you can temporarily transplant the entire community to a spare tank/tote in a fellow NYC TPT members home with your established filters and some original water.

another option is to talk to a LFS and see if they can keep your fish and feed them now and then for the 3 weeks your gone.

This way you can rest your mind easier, about your faunas caretaking.
I just read this, that is really good to know for my next summer vacation. Thanks!
06-26-2012 05:51 PM
JoeGREEEN Hey CM

Maybe if the tank isnt so big you can temporarily transplant the entire community to a spare tank/tote in a fellow NYC TPT members home with your established filters and some original water.

another option is to talk to a LFS and see if they can keep your fish and feed them now and then for the 3 weeks your gone.

This way you can rest your mind easier, about your faunas caretaking.
06-26-2012 03:55 PM
Bushkill I'm getting the impression the tank is covered? If so, just removing the covers will make a huge difference. Fish jumpers can be contained with screen covers. Then you'll be able to run a small fan across the top of the tank.

Another option may be a small drop-in chiller that shouldn't break the bank. In any event, 3 weeks of evaporation will be hard to provide for and measure.

But I gotta tell ya, 3 weeks without AC on the 3rd floor in NYC, I think you'll be pushing your luck even if you have somebody looking in on the tank.
06-26-2012 03:07 PM
m8e Fan + dripp system.

Fan evaporate water and cools the tank, and the dripp system fills the tank with new water, and any excess goes down into a overflow drain.
06-26-2012 01:44 PM
Korage Its not about cost. He can't have an AC on the whole time.. just get a chiller. However.. if it is about cost.. then move the tank somewhere else OR fill it with life capable of living in those temps.

Where to get a chiller? mostly going to be in the big companies but I would still try the smaller businesses.
06-26-2012 01:24 PM
vincenz
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Originally Posted by Trickerie View Post
Stop being cheap and use your AC while youre gone :| My AC in FL pretty much never turns off to keep the house 75F. If its hotter than that outside, I'd be using an AC, I dont care how cold it may get in the winter... How can people tolerate it being above 80F in their house?! Not only is it hot, but the mold growth must be disgusting.
80F is not that hot... And mold forms because of humidity, not really temperature.

OP, I'd suggest a fan, but with the evaporation that's going to happen over 3 weeks, not really sure if that is such a good idea either. How big is the tank?
06-26-2012 07:17 AM
Trickerie Stop being cheap and use your AC while youre gone :| My AC in FL pretty much never turns off to keep the house 75F. If its hotter than that outside, I'd be using an AC, I dont care how cold it may get in the winter... How can people tolerate it being above 80F in their house?! Not only is it hot, but the mold growth must be disgusting.
06-26-2012 03:57 AM
PlantedRich The three weeks away is a problem but I would assume that you will have someone checking things while you are gone. If not there may be a major problem with the tank at best. If not the temperature, there is a good chance of other problems. The tank will suffer in some way while it is not watched. Long vacations and fishkeeping are not really compatible. If one had any other type pet, the situation might be even worse.
06-25-2012 08:47 PM
tetra73 Your only solution is using a chiller or an AC unit. Considering you will be gone for 3 weeks, you don't want to use a fan. It evaporates too much water. I used a fan. I can get the temp down from 86f to 82f. However, I think about more than a gallon of tank water were evaporated in a week.
06-25-2012 02:08 AM
CandleMaker
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Originally Posted by fplata View Post
point the AC vent at the tank. how big is this tank, and what is the temperature inside your apartment?
20 Gallon, it wouldnt be a problem if I was here because I'd just keep it in an air conditioned room but I wont be here for 3 weeks in July and I am on the top floor of my apartment building.
06-25-2012 02:07 AM
CandleMaker
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Originally Posted by PlantedRich View Post
I think there are some real solutions that won't break the bank.
First look at reducing the heat you equipment generates. Light, filters, powerheads, all make heat. If there is a way to cut the time these run or the number, it will help.

Air circulation in the room so that the heat is moved away from the tank into another room? Even opening lids and canopies will help a lot. A simple box fan blowing across the top will evaporate a lot of water.

Sweating works to cool your body. It works the same for tanks.

A combo of small things will often do it for the short term needs you have. I don't favor using ice as it tends to be hard work and lead to temperature swings which are much harder on fish than a slow rise in temperature.
These are all great solutions but my problem is when I am not here for 3 weeks it looks like the only solution is a real expensive chiller.
06-24-2012 07:41 PM
PlantedRich I think there are some real solutions that won't break the bank.
First look at reducing the heat you equipment generates. Light, filters, powerheads, all make heat. If there is a way to cut the time these run or the number, it will help.

Air circulation in the room so that the heat is moved away from the tank into another room? Even opening lids and canopies will help a lot. A simple box fan blowing across the top will evaporate a lot of water.

Sweating works to cool your body. It works the same for tanks.

A combo of small things will often do it for the short term needs you have. I don't favor using ice as it tends to be hard work and lead to temperature swings which are much harder on fish than a slow rise in temperature.
06-24-2012 06:59 PM
fplata point the AC vent at the tank. how big is this tank, and what is the temperature inside your apartment?
06-24-2012 05:34 PM
WoodRiverTroutBum Air conditioner.
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