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Old 06-08-2011, 08:40 PM   #21
 
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I have a 75 gal and I just throw in an ice cube or two every now and then. I think it really has very little affect but at least I feel like I'm doing something.
I throw my frozen cubes of brine shrimp and blood worms in the same way. The fish don't seem to mind.
I would be careful in a smaller tank tho!
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:28 PM   #22
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it's getting so hot here in phoenix, the coldest water i can get out of the tap is like mid 80's. i have to float bottles in my water changing bucket when i do my weekly water changes.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #23
 
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I had a problem like this a while ago. Do you have a canister filter? How big is the tank?
Someone told me their friend used a mini fridge next to their canister (get a 50ft or so piece of rubber tubing added on) and ran the tubing (coiled up) through the fridge, thus saving the filter's bacteria as well as keeping the temp down. If you don't have a canister filter, you can float a bag of ice in the tank (keep in mind the water in the ice hasn't been conditioned), but only do that if your temps get into the 90's.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:44 PM   #24
 
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I had a problem like this a while ago. Do you have a canister filter? How big is the tank?
Someone told me their friend used a mini fridge next to their canister (get a 50ft or so piece of rubber tubing added on) and ran the tubing (coiled up) through the fridge, thus saving the filter's bacteria as well as keeping the temp down. If you don't have a canister filter, you can float a bag of ice in the tank (keep in mind the water in the ice hasn't been conditioned), but only do that if your temps get into the 90's.
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That sounds like a huge waste of electricity unless your drilling holes and making the fridge a custom chiller, it will be spending all its time trying to cool the ambient temp of the room in addition to the coil of tubing.



Your tank is only 10g, so the best solution is to just float bottles as stated by lupin in the link rip dug up. You can also consider setting up a fan to wick the hot evaporating humid air away, may help your tank a little and keep heat from building up too much.
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Old 06-09-2011, 02:56 PM   #25
 
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If you're still trying to help me my tank is fine now. Feel free to keep posting though.
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #26
 
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Oh I didn't know the tank size was ever mentioned.
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Old 06-09-2011, 07:40 PM   #27
 
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If you're still trying to help me my tank is fine now. Feel free to keep posting though.
that's funny!
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