Can't keep temperatures down - help?
I have a 46g bowfront planted tank that is in my kitchen and gets pretty much sunlight. In the winter my temperature hovers around 77 degrees, but since about early May it hasn't been below 80, and reaches 82 at its peak. The heater is set at 75 and never turns on, so obviously it's just a combination of the sunlight, the higher ambient temps and my lights. Our air conditioner is on during very hot days, set at 77, but it doesn't make any noticeable difference.
The plants look Ok, but not great these past few weeks. It appears that growing has slowed a bit, and I've noticed a touch of green algae on the glass where I had ZERO over the winter. I had the same problem last summer.
I don't know that there's a solution to this problem, other closing off my kitching windows with bricks!