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Thread: Temperature

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    What temp does it get up to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robflanker
    I'm claiming idea-infringement!

    If you use a liquid that you can cool to lower than 0 degrees while it still is in liquid form you can have a more effective cooling system
    Actually it was supposed to be an improvement on your Idea so I guess I should have worded it differently. (I know you were joking but still)

    I don't think the temperature needs to be lower than 0 to be an efective cooler, Plus water would be easier to cool and if you ever have a problem with the siphon and the water leaks you're not majorly poisoning your fish. just throw a dechlorinater in the bucket and you're safe!

    Water would also be cheaper, you could even use old tank water!

    You know, I've heard of a home-made air conditioner that works the same way...
    just have the siphon around a fan and you cool the air around the fan and it blows that air around!
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    Liquid nitrogen...

    Yeah, I'm having the same problem, also in a 20g. No fish though. I guess my hermits and snails will just have to adapt to the changes of the seasons.

    I would draw up a DIY chiller idea but, I'm at school. Could do it on paint in 2 min and email it to myself. But, yeah, I'll do it when I get home.

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    Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Really enjoy the AC. I seem to be spending a lot of time here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fins
    Thanks for all the great ideas.

    Really enjoy the AC. I seem to be spending a lot of time here.
    People here claim to have MTS, but I'm addicted to the 'New posts' button.
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    I think there are a number of liquid based coolers for pc's. I haven't looked at one in years, but i wonder if one could be adapted to work in an aquarium. Hmm....

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    This is a big problem for goldfish keepers. Larger bodies of water maintain temperatures for longer periods of time, and yet another reason to increase your tank size.

    Also, feed much less; toxins are much more dangerous in warmer water temps. When temperatures rise, I feed nothing but peas which contain no protein, keeping nitrate levels low.

    Even though my tank is 120 gallons I still have problems in the Spring; hate to crank on the air; so I place a fan in front of the tank with a couple of water filled and frozen pop bottles; makes a big difference.

    Goldfish that suffer from too high of temps may lose their appetites, bottom sit, and have raised scales or pine coning.

    Stay cool, Venus

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    to take car of my 29 gallon i just pop 3 ice cubes infront of the filter and because of the way the water forms an eddy they just sit there and melt. if the temp hasnt changed i put a few more in till it drops a degree or two.

    what im thinking of doing this summer is taking the old mini fridge and drilling 2 holes in it, running tubing, and sealing them and just run the tubing through my tank

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    Quote Originally Posted by KatzeSlaugen
    to take car of my 29 gallon i just pop 3 ice cubes infront of the filter and because of the way the water forms an eddy they just sit there and melt. if the temp hasnt changed i put a few more in till it drops a degree or two.
    So are you freezing conditioned water or just using plain tap water. I suppose that little bit (chlorine) might not hurt anything.

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    When I have to use ice cubes, I always put them in a little sip/snap lock plastic baggie and float them. I would get a bit paranoid of even a tiny bit of chlorine getting into the tank.

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