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Warm room.fan?

I live in an apartment complex that tends to be warm. I'm setting up a 10g and I'm noticing that it's having trouble staying between 78F and 79f. Would having a small fan blow on the tank help? I can't put my A/C in the window until May 1. I may also put some fans by the two large tanks and the 20L to help keep them from getting too hot. The 75g I keep @ 82F for angelfish. Thoughts, suggestions.

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I used a fan on a reef tank with controller before and I could keep it 5 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than it would normally be.


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Having a fan blow across the top will definitely help cool down the aquarium a bit. You'd be surprised at how effective evaporation can be.

Of course, you will have to top off more regularly to compensate for the extra evaporation though.

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Why does it need to be between 78F and 79F?
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