Help How do I lower the tank temperature.

Jerriel

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Recently its we have had very hot humid weather and it started of course affecting the heat of my house.

Then the air temperature in my house started affecting my fish tank which I have never had temperature problems with.

The tank has reached 84°F and I dont know what to do

Platy need at most 82°F
And the Zebra snail needs at most 80°F.

I suspect the high temperature is also what may be causing my zebra snail to hide someplace in the tank all day.

What do I do to lower temperature ?
 

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I read somewhere where you can freeze a water bottle and put it in there to decrease it pretty cheap? That or a bag of ice.
 

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Add some container of frozen water with as much volume as possible.
 

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Today is an especially hot day where I am located. It's over 103 degrees outside, and my indoor A/C is having a hard time keeping up. My fish room is pretty warm, so my tanks are starting to get warm as well.

I usually put frozen water bottles in my tanks. I'll also put a fan on a stool or something and blow it over the top of the tank that needs it most. This seems to cool the tanks quite efficiently. Just keep an eye on the temperature to make sure you don't cool it down too much, although if you have a heater that shouldn't be a problem.
 
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AmnScott said:
Today is an especially hot day where I am located. It's over 103 degrees outside, and my indoor A/C is having a hard time keeping up. My fish room is pretty warm, so my tanks are starting to get warm as well.

I usually put frozen water bottles in my tanks. I'll also put a fan on a stool or something and blow it over the top of the tank that needs it most. This seems to cool the tanks quite efficiently. Just keep an eye on the temperature to make sure you don't cool it down too much, although if you have a heater that shouldn't be a problem.
Should I take out my fish and snail during this process so they dont get shocked or is it ok?
 

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Is there any proof that this change of temperature affects our fishes?

I have my temperature set to 77 steady. But during these warm days it is reaching 82-83. I mean, it’s not that high.

I have just found that the main problem is high swing outside each fishes range. My case, the temperature is reaching 83 for a couple of hours and during the night go back to 77.
 

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My Zebra snail is in 81-82 all the time and they scoot all over like normal. Its going to be a gradual temperature up then down they will be fine. Just remember sticking ice in there can shock them also. Going down too quick. I would open the tops and run a fan they will be fine. You treat for Ich at 86 for a few weeks. ;)
 

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Jerriel said:
Should I take out my fish and snail during this process so they dont get shocked or is it ok?
As long as the temperature change isn't extreme, you should be fine. For example, one of my tanks went up to about 82 degrees today, so I put a frozen mini-water bottle to lower it down some. It came back down to 79 degrees which is where I needed it. Removed the bottle, and kept a fan running over the tank. A gradual change in temperature +/- 3 or 4 degrees shouldn't harm your fish.
 

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