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post #1 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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90degree to hot?

Im setting up a 20 gallon soon with a few corys in it, not sure what else, but the thing is during the summer -- my tank gets 90degrees during the day and drops a little at night. Last summer my GOLDFISH tank (YES GOLDFISH!!) was 90degrees for most of june, all of july and august and a lot of september! They died just recently because of a disease spread from a new fish =(
But I was amazed to see them do fine in that warm of water, i put a fan over it but it didnt seem to ever lower the temp.
So would 90degrees "bake" the fish, as some people say? Could I just put ice cubes in the tank, how many if so?
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 12:16 AM
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Welcome to Fishforum.com.8)

May I ask where your tank is situated? Where are you located? Check this thread.
http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=71

90 degrees Fahrenheit is unfortunately too hot for the goldfish and for several other fish species as well.
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post #3 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 01:17 AM
K gotcha ;)
Well its in my bedroom, not getting direct sunlight, but its on the side of the house where the sun beats on it all day and pretty much I wake up sweating already lol
I dont have central air so during the summer I have an aircondition for the main floor, and my bedrooms upstairs. Im in maryland, and i meant 90 degree fahrenheit, I tend to forget a lot of users use Celcius
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My apologies for the error. I mean Fahrenheit.

Firebelly Girl, thanks for the correction.:)

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post #5 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 01:25 AM
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90C is 194F... dont know why that would be a question..

goldfish are cold water fish and should be kept in the 50-70s. If you can try a window covering or try to move the tank.
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post #6 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 01:29 AM
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90C is 194F... dont know why that would be a question..
I had corrected my post, Gump.:) She was correct with Fahrenheit and I made an error to type Celsius. My bad.. 90 degrees Celsius would have blasted the tank glass and even cook the fish.

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post #7 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 08:29 AM
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hey

I know what you mean with the fluctuation in temperature, not too bad for me any more as I am in Scotland so the room temp is pretty decent.

I saw a thing on Ebay the other day which was a water cooling pump, they arent cheap about £50-£60 but they constantly chek the temp of the water and you can control the temp to within 0.1 degs celcius

Its just like giving your fish air con lol.

If I see them again Ill post the link

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post #8 of 11 Old 04-28-2007, 08:31 AM
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http://aquarium-supply.biz/ordering/..._chillers.html

theres the kinda thing I mean but obviously theyre a lot cheaper on ebay maybe thats an idea.

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-29-2007, 12:24 AM
Yes, 90 degrees Fahrenheit is to hot unles you have annual killiefish, who can handle extreme temperatures and extreme temperature fluctuations.
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post #10 of 11 Old 07-29-2007, 09:47 PM
well what about buying a chiller for your tank....But the thing is with them is that they are quite expensive. =/
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