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04-28-2009, 12:17 AM #11
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04-28-2009, 01:16 AM #12
0Originally Posted by robflanker
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!SIX OR MORE MAN TO THE RESCUE!
04-28-2009, 05:57 PM #13
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.
04-30-2009, 12:35 AM #14
Thanks for all the great ideas.
Really enjoy the AC. I seem to be spending a lot of time here.
04-30-2009, 01:39 AM #15
0Originally Posted by FinsSIX OR MORE MAN TO THE RESCUE!
04-30-2009, 03:27 AM #16
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....
04-30-2009, 06:12 PM #17Junior Member Guppy
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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
04-30-2009, 07:21 PM #18
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
05-01-2009, 12:04 AM #19
0Originally Posted by KatzeSlaugen
05-01-2009, 02:46 PM #20
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.