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    Talking about the 38 gallon coldwater stinkin' goldfish tank I'll be having to setup over the next few days. Not so worried now in the fall and upcoming winter, but in the summer will I need a chiller? I am thinking yes since our house is not air conditioned?
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    What types of goldfish?
    What is the temp in the summer inside?

    Probably not, they are very temp tolerant.
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    I say you wouldn't need a chiller, unless the summer is extremely hot and the house gets over 90 for long periods.
    CORRECTED video of my fish. This link works. For sure. Really.

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    The temperature inside the house is pretty much what it is outside, maybe minus a few degrees of course since the sun doesn't shine from my ceiling!

    I live in south central PA, so the number of 90 degree days is usually limited to maybe 2 or 3 weeks out of the year.

    The tank is projected to contain a goldfish (common type that one's lovely wife wins for her daughter at a freaking town fair), 2 dojo loaches, and a small school of white clouds.

    Thanks for the input folks!
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    Fantails would be okay, but most fair goldfish are feeders and are the common goldfish pond variety (12-15" or more) which are too big for a 38. Do you already have them, or is it still just the plan?
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    Unfortunately I have him. I know how big they get and so will end up moving him. I am hoping to be able to grow him out then give him to someone with a pond. Or build a pond!!!
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    Have you seen the price of chillers? They cost more than an air conditioner.

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    I couldn't keep my goldfish alive upstairs...every summer they died...it took me some time to clue in that it was the temperature...and even after I tried fans, icepacks and whatnot...still couldn't keep it cool enough...not to mention it's practically undoable!

    We have a long, low bungalow...it gets unbearably hot in here during the heat waves...

    I couldn't afford a chiller either...

    Now that I moved them into the basement, where the temp. runs between 68-72 F...they are thriving!
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    Well I can afford a chiller but would really like to avoid having to spend that much on this stinking goldfish.
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    GM with all the complainin about this tank and stuff I am really starting to think you are liking it
    Thinking ahead for next summer, etc...i dunno man

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