Tank Suddenly Increased 2 Degrees?

  1. Aphelion0

    Aphelion0 Initiate Member

    Hey folks,

    Yesterday I installed an Eheim Classic 600 Cannister filter on my tank, removed a few bits of decor and added some wood. Tank looks fantastic and the shrimp are loving it. But for some reason - and I cannot figure out why - my temperature has increased by 2 degrees C.

    My heater is set to 24 like it was before. My thermometer is on the opposite end of the tank to the heater, so I know the reading isn't being skewed by that. Doesone have any idea what could have caused this? Could my thermometer be broken?

  2. Seasoldier

    Seasoldier Member Member

  3. OP

    Aphelion0 Initiate Member

    Glass. :)

    I actually just thought - maybe it's the ambient temperature...
  4. Seasoldier

    Seasoldier Member Member

    Could be if you're experiencing a really hot day, try running the thermometer under a cold tap for a while to drop the reading down & then put it back in & see what it does.
  5. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Ambient temperature causes a lot of extra work for me during the summer.

    We don't have central air conditioning so rely on a portable unit to cool things down.

    I've already had one tank that's normally at 74 °F hit 82 °F.
  6. Seasoldier

    Seasoldier Member Member

    That's a bit of an increase :emoji_sweat: hope you have fish that like it warm....
  7. bgclarke

    bgclarke Well Known Member Member

    Just a bit.

    The tank hit 85 degrees tonight.
    I ended up doing 50% water changes on 6 tanks to bring the temperatures down.

    Hooked up the A/C as well.