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    Heat Issues

    It was 27 and humid yesterday... I suspect a lot of tanks were in the 85 zone... How is everyone handling the heat issues?

    IJO

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    no probs in my home. basement was nice and cool. were dug pretty deep.

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    My tank is also in the basement and its nice and cool down there.

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    My tank got to 81. it's sitting at 78.5 right now.
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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    I converted mine into a Jacuzzi.....

    Naw, it's in the basement so no troubles...yet!!
    Keep passing the open windows!

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    Mine hit the 85 mark, but the sun was hitting it and the canopy was closed. Opened up the canopy and I open the windows at night to cool down the apartment and then close them in the morning and all my windows are covered, This is of course until i get the air conditioner in this weekend. I had major problems with heat in the past, hence the air conditioner

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    is tanks hitting the 84-85 mark ok? i dont have my cooltouch mounted on legs yet and sometimes i forget to use my makeshift legs to raise it causing the temp to hit 84. is that stressfull?

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    Mine is in the basement & pretty much ok, I've found that on some really really hot summer days as long as I have the fan on (a few feet away) I'm ok.

    There was an issue a few summers ago when I just couldn't keep it cool enough, what I did was

    1) take a freezer zippy bag (doubled) & put in some of those plastic un-leakable icecubes and

    2) a pepsie bottle stripped of the label & cleaned very well, filled 1/2 with water made VERY tight so as not to leak put it on it's side in the freezer

    and suspended them both. It kept them temp down about 2 degrees but I did have to rotate them about 3x/day but it worked for me.

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    aquamann... I find 84 very risky... one of my older tanks would sit here during the summer but then it hit 88 and I had a small tank crash losing my prized Helfrichi Firefish ... invest in some fans.. you'd be surprized how quickly they help solve your heat issues.

    IJO

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    ok, thanks ivan.

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