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Hey guys. I have an interesting question this time that I never thought I'd be asking.

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Water sitting in an aquarium at my place, with no heater tends to sit at around 68-69 Fahrenheit. Sometimes though, it gets up to about 71.

How could I consistently get the water at 64-66, keep it stable, and cause minimal current under the surface of the water, in more than likely a 20 long tank?

Looking for the best, easiest, and most reliable ideas. Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Obviously, the best is a chiller. But let's be real, they're crazy expensive.
 

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Do you have a kid? In the summer I have to remove my lid to cool my tank. If you have a small fan you can use that to cool the surface of the water (which will then circulate around the aquarium)
 
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Do you have a kid? In the summer I have to remove my lid to cool my tank. If you have a small fan you can use that to cool the surface of the water (which will then circulate around the aquarium)
Do you think that would consistently cool it off at a stable 2-6 degrees less?
 

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Do you think that would consistently cool it off at a stable 2-6 degrees less?
It may, it also depends on the temperature of the room. What species are you keeping? Is it really that important to keep the temperature so low?
 
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These things work wonderfully, available with less fans too.

grotech-cool-breeze-8.jpg



The tank water cools because of evaporation. If you know something about electricity you could ad a thermostat too.
 
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These things work wonderfully, available with less fans too.

grotech-cool-breeze-8.jpg



The tank water cools because of evaporation. If you know something about electricity you could ad a thermostat too.
I did look into those, and am still looking at different kinds. I wonder how loud it is?
 
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