Plug1989 Plug1989
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  • Posted on: 17/7/2013 12:02
Keeping fish tank cool #1
Hi all
Im struggling to keep my tank cool. Ive not placed it in direct sunlight but the house still gets hot. Therefore bringing my water temp almost to 30 degrees C. Im just looking for any useful tips on keeping them cooler.
Thank you
IckleFish IckleFish
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  • Posted on: 17/7/2013 16:52
Re: Keeping fish tank cool #2
Increase water changes with cooler water - make sure you dechlorinate.

Rig up a fan to blow over the water - this cools the water and also promotes surface movement and increases oxygen in the water.

Reduce lighting - unless your using LEDs lights give off a hell of a lot of heat.

Freeze some tank water and put it in a breeding net or something so the fish cant try to eat it.