Cooling your tank suggestions?

Nickguy5467
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i was looking at those clip on fans that skim the water surface on amazon but all the reviews say they pretty much dont fit a standard rim which sucks so the revieews seem pretty mixed. any suggestions on something like that i could use that isnt a waste of money? tank has been around 80 lately when the norm is about 76/77
 
Betta'sAnonymous
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You may have to figure something else to clip it on then, at the least. What is the room temp been at lately?
 
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Nickguy5467
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well as of this moment the installed thermometer(on the heater thing , yeah i have a heater in my apartment yay...) says my apartment is 81. i also have this portable a/c unit that didnt kick on until i changed its target to 76. though i have no idea if either of them are accurate. i dont have a central a/c unit. seems my complex skimped out on that. anyway i would say its close to 81

though i only think this portable a/c unit only works for the room im in and my tanks are in my bedroom while im not. so theres that
 
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Nickguy5467 said:
well as of this moment the thermometer says my apartment is 81. i also have this portable a/c unit that didnt kick on until i changed its target to 76. though i have no idea if either of them are accurate. i dont have a central a/c unit. seems my complex skimped out on that. anyway i would say its close to 81
Well, least it is a reason that makes sense why the temp rose! If you can put a chair or something by the tank to run a clip on fan from that could work or at least help. If the a/c running that should help as well.
 
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Nickguy5467
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sorry i keep updating the response from errors>.>
 
Betta'sAnonymous
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If you can't find a way to rig the clip-on fan to work, if there is a walmart nearby, they usually have sevral different types of fans that are usually fairly inexpensive that you can probably figure out a way to work for your needs. Don't think at least for now it is a big enough difference to need frozen water bottles or something like that
 
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Nickguy5467
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Betta'sAnonymous said:
If you can't find a way to rig the clip-on fan to work, if there is a walmart nearby, they usually have sevral different types of fans that are usually fairly inexpensive that you can probably figure out a way to work for your needs. Don't think at least for now it is a big enough difference to need frozen water bottles or something like that
you sure? i was panicked so i used ice cubes(from treated water) but i also just read that , that could be bad for them too. so im glad nothing happened yet
 
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Nickguy5467 said:
you sure? i was panicked so i used ice cubes(from treated water) but i also just read that , that could be bad for them too. so im glad nothing happened yet
Pretty sure. My house stays pretty much at 70 all year though, cuz i am the only one not allergic to the outside. So i don't usually need to cool my tank. I do know that ice can be bad because that is usually a pretty drastic temp change compared to like a fan.
 
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Nickguy5467
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my only thought is "what were they thinking?" but yeah. i cant really think of anything that would clip on because all the rims have that lip thing to hold your lids on. maybe a fan tall enough to look down on the tank surface? lol thanks for the talk
 
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Nickguy5467 said:
my only thought is "what were they thinking?" but yeah. i cant really think of anything that would clip on because all the rims have that lip thing to hold your lids on. maybe a fan tall enough to look down on the tank surface? lol thanks for the talk
Thats what i would suggest. My tall fan doesn't angle downward, so be careful of that.
 

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