Temperature In My Tank Rose

Discussion in 'Temperature' started by Tristen, Aug 18, 2019.

  1. Tristen

    TristenValued MemberMember

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    I was out all day and my AC shut off from a power outage. It went back on shortly after but my AC did not come back on causing the temp in my room to get really high. I have 2 tanks that went up from 74 degrees, and one from 76 degrees. They are all now at 84. What should I do. I turned the AC on immediately. The fish are all alive as of now.
     
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    You can make ice cubes with some tank water.
     
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    Shouldn’t I just let the tank cool by it’s self.
     
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    That depends. If the temperature is remaining stable or increasing, then you should find ways to cool your tanks. If the temperature is slowly decreasing, then you can let the tank cool itself.
     
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    You could or add one ice cube at a time or a partial water change with cooler water.
     
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    Well now that the AC is on the room will cool down. It’s blowing out 59 degrees air so it should cool the room down pretty quickly.
    wont this stress the fish out
     
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    Slow changes is the magic phrase.
     
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    So how should I do this should I just keep my AC really low and let the room cool it down?
     
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    That would be my plan.
     
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    Slight temperature changes isn't that stressful.
     
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    They are pretty small tanks so I think the AC will do the job nicely.
     
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    Does a temperature change like that usually kill the fish?
     
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    It shouldn't. Bettas are fine up to 82 normally so 2 deg over isn't anything to worry about. Just let it come down slowly and the fish should be fine.
     
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    I don’t have any Bettas though. I have panda Cory’s honey gouramis and neon and ember tetras.
     
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    No matter, same applies. Most fish can tolerate up to 86 but no more for short periods. Just bring it back slowly and they should be okay.
     
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    The fish should be fine with a the amount of time they where at a higher temperature. We had our A/C system die a couple of years ago and I couldn't keep the water temps below 86 for about a week. I had both panda's and neon's in that tank as well as other fish that like the water temperatures in the mid 70's, and didn't loose a fish.
     
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    Since the fast increase in temperature didn't kill them, I'd bring the temp back down very slowly. A quick decrease in temp, after a sudden increase, is going to only stress them out more.
     
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    I would just let the temp come down on its own
     








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