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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-22-2012, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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What's your tank's temperature in Summer?

I was curious about your tank's temperature in Summer. My tanks go around 86 to 88. Kind of concern me a little.

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Mine are indoor and therefore AC'd and away from Windows and they stay at around 78-80* during the summer (as is set to 80*)

During winter, though, it drops down to about 72-74* as we don't often use the heater in the house so I have to rely on the tank heaters :-/

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Mine are in the mid 80's in summer, mid 70's in winter.



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75 to 80. I start to cool them when they go over 80.


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Its a cool day and its at 80 right now. During the hotter days, it can reach 90.

Fish are okay. Large shrimp are okay as well.
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Its a cool day and its at 80 right now. During the hotter days, it can reach 90.

Fish are okay. Large shrimp are okay as well.
We don't live very far apart (only a 90 minute ride from here to Grand Central). My tank has stayed between 70 and the low 80s. I have the heater set for 75 and it's barely had to run in a month.

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Really? I dont have any heaters plugged in!
But the lights I am running do heat up the water a bit and I run it for long hours- about 12hr every day. During that heatwave a few weeks ago it managed to hit 90. Been hovering about 84-86, and it has been cool this week so...finally back at 80. But even if I didn't have the light on, I imagine it would eventually equalize to near house temperature- still pretty hot.
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Some recommendations:

1) Clip a fan on fish tank stand and have it blow across tank walls.
2) Relocate tank to a wall of an interior cooled room.
3) Avoid having tank in a sunlit room or window.
4) Remove decor, heaters, and prune plants, as water is easier to cool with less matter in it that retain heat longer.
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My tanks go around 80 in summer.It varies according to the region of the ocean.


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78-82 inside (6 tanks)
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All my tanks stay at 78-80. I unplugged the heater in my 10 gallon last month because I thought it had gone haywire. Turned out it was the lights overheating the tank. Changed the light bulbs but never plugged the heater back in... It's been very hot here, and the temp has stayed stable in that tank.
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Outside temp 101F
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10 gallon Tank temp with DIY computer fan 75F (lights off. I turn on my light at night when it's much cooler. Total evaporation perday ~0.6gal)


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My tank heater is set at 76 degrees. I have a small fan that is on the timer for the lights, that keeps it under 78 degrees during the day.

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Our house is airconditioned so they're always around 80-82. I wouldn't go too far above 86, there's less disolved oxygen at higher temps.

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78 degrees winter and summer..... air conditioned house.

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