Aquarium Temp

jfs4
  • #1
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?
 
Hunter1
  • #2
Keep you air conditioner set at 80.
 
Hego_Damask
  • #3
Do you have a heater where you can adjust the temperature?
 
jfs4
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
Do you have a heater where you can adjust the temperature?
Yes, it's a top fin heater that came in the start up kit.
 
Hunter1
  • #5
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.
 
jfs4
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
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.
 
snowballPLECO
  • #7
You guys use the AC @ 80? My god.. here in AZ 68-72 is normal for 6-7 months
 
Hunter1
  • #8
You guys use the AC @ 80? My god.. here in AZ 68-72 is normal for 6-7 months
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.
 
DuaneV
  • #9
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 can't regulate the room temp with an AC you're going to have to be creative.
 
Hunter1
  • #10
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 can't regulate the room temp with an AC you're going to have to be creative.

And difficult to do if you’re not there.
 

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