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Featured Keep an eye on your temp guys n gals

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by screwloose, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. screwloose

    screwloose Registered

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    as above really,

    weather getting a bit warmer. if your tanks hits 30 degrees stuff will start to die,

    couple of things to try,

    keep some windows open , to keep fresh air circulating.

    freeze a couple of bottles of RO , these can be used for floating in the tank if the need arises.

    have a fan in the room, or blowing around the tank.

    obviously if you have 1,, aircon unit, chiller etc


    just a heads up ;)
     
  2. anguilla82

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    Good warning mate.

    been noticing mine hitting 26.1 ish over the past couple of days so am at the ready with the fans!
     
  3. alex5907

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    Yawn , beat you to it lol
     
  4. anguilla82

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    ha ha great minds think alike obviously!
     
  5. screwloose

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    yer but no advice given :tongue:








    i have a fan on mine all year round,,,little unit that blows underneath the halides, just to save any extra heat being added.

    those with bigger tanks don't usually struggle as much due to water volume, unless they are enclosed
     
  6. Dan1

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    My garage keeps mine nice and cool, its the winter i struggle with!

    Dan
     
  7. jetskidia

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    I have just switched my fn on on my RSM as it was reading 28c:eek:
     
  8. Antman

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    Will fish be effected by 29/30c? I have no fan but it's touching 27 today so turned t5s off just incase
     
  9. screwloose

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    27 is ok...i used to run my tank at a constant 27-28

    good point,,truning lights off for a bit will help too.

    not sure about how much temp will affect fish,,or when it becomes critical for them
     
  10. rabbut

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    It will be a lack of Oxygen that gets to fish before the heat - heat reduces the amount of Oxygen the water can hold :wink:
     
  11. Funkymonkey

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    I keep mine at around 27, will have to watch for any rises as didnt have halides last summer had T5's so might end up needing a fan, any suggestions? thanks for the reminder Nev, much better than Alex's effort :lol:
     
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    I have good surface movement and my skimmer produces lots of bubbles (too many but that's another matter). Will that be enough?
     
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    I keep my tank at 24-25 degrees normally, so if we do get a heat wave I have a lot longer before my fan kicks in (at 26 degrees).

    I was at 25.4 this afternoon (5pm) when I got in from work.
     
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    I still think 28 is the optimum temperature. 29 is no crime either. I've just been to "the other side" to snag a chiller though that will come on at 29 and off at 27.
     
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    thats what i use. cheap and chearful!
     
  17. rabbut

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    It will help. Heat will still knock Oxygen out though, and there is only so much you can do about it... :sad:
     
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    Apparently it was about 37 last week where the tank is located, so going to have to add the TC10 into the equation me thinks.
     
  19. Wilson

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    My temp is always a little on the high side (27.5) so have been worried about this warm weather. But i have had no increase at all. Maybe due to the living room not getting much sun apart from first thing in the morning. I have set an alarm to go off if the temp reaches 29 or drops to 24. Just hope someone will be in the house if it ever goes off.
     
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    My heater is set to 27, but thanks for the warning i will keep my eye on the temp and if it rises any further i will turn the temp down slightly.
     
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