Aquarium Temp

  1. jfs4

    jfs4 Valued Member Member

    I am looking to keep my tank's temp down as summer is upon us. We will be taking various trips and I am curious how to keep the temp down while away. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

    Keep you air conditioner set at 80.
     
  3. Hego_Damask

    Hego_Damask Valued Member Member

    Do you have a heater where you can adjust the temperature?
     


  4. OP
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    jfs4

    jfs4 Valued Member Member

    Yes, it's a top fin heater that came in the start up kit.
     
  5. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

    I have a work rental with 6 tanks in it. I regularly am away for the weekend, sometimes up to 9 days during the summer. All of my tanks are set between 75-78, depending on species.

    I set the air on 80 an d realize it’s costing me money but is the cost of keeping tanks.
     
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    jfs4

    jfs4 Valued Member Member

    I can see why you would want to keep the AC up with that many tanks. I guess for me, it is going to be a bit of a strain on the wallet. There must be some other way to keep the temperature down for a ten gallon.
     
  7. snowballPLECO

    snowballPLECO Valued Member Member

    You guys use the AC @ 80? My god.. here in AZ 68-72 is normal for 6-7 months
     
  8. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

    If i’m not home, 80 saves me $$$ but only allows the tanks to only go up a couple of degrees each day, normal in nature although fish go to deeper water if it’s too warm.
     
  9. DuaneV

    DuaneV Well Known Member Member

    If you have fish tanks you either have to have blackout curtains and/or AC. No other way around it.

    You can do water changes with cooler water to lower the temp, float ice packs, etc., but its a huge pain in the butt. I keep mostly open top tanks so I lose a ton of water in the summer to evaporation so I just add cooler water.

    If you cant regulate the room temp with an AC youre going to have to be creative.
     
  10. Hunter1

    Hunter1 Well Known Member Member

    And difficult to do if you’re not there.