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    Not sure why there is an angry face in the title and can't figure out how to remove it...

    As temperature is starting to rise, I was wondering if freezing cubes of treated water would be good to use for minor temperature adjustments within the aquarium. I have a 12 gallon and a 5 gallon tank. The 12 currently has 3 subtropicals (will be adding 2 more currently in QT, and possibly 2 at a later date), and the 5 has a male betta with heater. Is this a good idea for both/either tank? If so, could I just put the cubes in the tank and let them melt, or should they be in plastic bags?
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    Why would you be cooling a betta tank exactly? What temps are we talking about here

    Personally, I wouldn't bother but can you be more specific wrt your 12g stock? 'subtropicals' isn't very telling.
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    I have white cloud mountain minnows in the 12 gallon, so I was asking more about them...just trying to give as much as possible
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goes to 11! View Post
    What temps are we talking about here
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    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
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    64-74 degrees on average...a this is the first summer I will have the 12 gallon, I wanted to do the research before the temps rise

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    Those temps are not going to be an issue. I am curious about the dimensions of the 12 tank though.

    Gas mileage isn't everything OIIIIIIIO
    Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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    Even if the inside air temp get to 90 degrees?
    21 x 11.5 x 17.5 inches for the tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betta113 View Post
    64-74 degrees on average...a this is the first summer I will have the 12 gallon, I wanted to do the research before the temps rise
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    Those temps are not going to be an issue. I am curious about the dimensions of the 12 tank though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Betta113 View Post
    Even if the inside air temp get to 90 degrees?
    21 x 11.5 x 17.5 inches for the tank
    ... 90f is obviously not the temps I referred to.

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    I think his question is if the air temp gets up to 90 degrees what would be a good method to cool the tank if needed. I don't think ice cubes would be a good method, I see that causing to rapid a shift in temp and causing uneven temps within the tank.
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    The ice melts in about 2 minutes and doesn't do anything much. If tank temps get too warm, leave the lights off more and turn a fan on the tank but that would only be necessary if the water temps got up over 80 and beyond.

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