Water Too Hot

  1. Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Well Known Member Member

    Today i looked at my thermometer and it’s close to 85. I don’t think it’s the heater, which is set to 75 and did not feel hot to the touch. My tank is in sunlight for a large part of the day. I think that may be the culprit. I turned the tank light off hoping that would help.
    Should i do more, like try to cover the side of the tank that faces the window?

    Tank has:
    4 zebra danios
    1 pleco
    3 zebra loaches
    1 cockatoo cichlid
  2. RainBetta

    RainBetta Well Known Member Member

    I'd add ice cubes. That always works for me
  3. B

    BlackOsprey Valued Member Member

    You should probably cover your aquarium or move it out of the sun. Not only will it increase temperatures, but it'll make algae grow like mad.
  4. Gypsy13

    Gypsy13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Yes. Keep it out of direct sunlight. You can either cover that side of the aquarium or use room darkening shades or curtains. :)
  5. OP

    Jellibeen Well Known Member Member

    I’ve never had algae in that tank. I can cover that side of the aquarium. Unfortunately i can’t use room darkening curtains since i have a lot of plants.
  6. Mazeus

    Mazeus Well Known Member Member

    Do you mean in your tank? Or in your house?
  7. OP

    Jellibeen Well Known Member Member

    Both, kinda. There’s a lot of plants on the windowsil and some low-light plants on the other side of the room. I have some Golden Pothos and spiderplant growing out of my tank as well.