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My house is soo hot and my fish tanks are really warm too. The temp is like, 74. In my book it says somewhere between 64 and 45 degrees farenheight. A little bit warmer is ok ive heard but thier being slugish. What to do to cool it down? i have my fan on and the lighst are off.

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74 is whut i breed my fish at, they do fine in it. But if you are noticing them being sluggish, whut i do in the summer is take the little plastic soda bottles, 2 or 3, and fill them with water and freeze them, i add one to the tank as needed, and by freezing more then one, i always have one on hand if needed. The ice in the bottle cools the water slowly, and since its enclosed, the water wont leach iinto your tank.

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wow that IS a good idea! I live in AZ so I'm going to have to try that because my water is pretty warm. I can just picture my friends saying: "Uhh...are your fish thirsty or something?" :rofl

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I have the same exact problem. Good idea Meg_Carroll! The only method I knew was buying a water chiller for like $300! :rolleyes:   :D

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I bought a chiller for $113. The Cool Works Ice Probe, plus I got the extra temp setting attachment. It was a bit of an investment, but it keeps my water nice and cool on those 85? days when my daughter's poor little fish starts to sweat.

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I had the same problem last week. We had a heat wave (go figure) and my tank water got up to 78.

I put ice in a zip lock bag and let it float on top of the water with the edge of the bag secured under the tank hood opening so it wouldn't float around. :)

I like the coke bottle idea too.

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I use a heater to keep my fancy goldie tank at 76. I personally wouldn't have a problem with it running at 78. much higher than that I'd add extra airation cuz warmer water holds less oxygen.

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