I am going to be out of town for a week and I am a bit worried about my tank since the weather is supposed to be so hot. My apartment gets very hot and there will be no one around to attempt temperature regulation.
Its a 30 gal tank, and the lights are 60W of power compact fluorescents suspended about 4 inches above the surface of the water. Nonetheless, those bulbs do get fairly warm and I would like to do whatever I can to help keep the water temp below 80, even though that will be nearly impossible.
I would like to just turn off the light fixture for the week to minimize the heating. Will everything be okay? It will still get ambient light during the day, but no direct sun or anything like that.