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Old 02-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #11
 
Cooling a tank is not simple unless you buy a chiller(very expensive).Some people I know use two liter bottles full of ice and rotate them out as they melt, The trick to this is keeping the water temp from large fluctuations. You really should pull the heater,your crayfish is fine at 50 degrees more so then at 80. If you go to Caudata.com they can give you more info on cooling your tanks.Let me add that I gave in and bought the chiller and it's a purchase I regret but it may be right for you. Good Luck
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:41 PM   #12
 
Oops ,it's Caudata.org
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Old 02-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #13
 
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I would not worry about the warmer water. Crayfish are found throughout Louisiana and all, and it gets pretty warm there in the summer too. It's natural for them to have such a change.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:30 AM   #14
 
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Alright.

But yeah, heater. Hun if I take it out it's gong to have 10-15 degree fluxes nightly during the winter. ^^; My grandparents are nuts, they keep the heater set on 73F during the day, and 64F at night. The upstairs rooms where the tanks are, however...usually have a 5-10 degree difference from whatever our furnace is set on.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:13 AM   #15
 
Yeah I'd agree with with leaving it in under those circumstances.Don't forget the lid though,crayfish meeting Ren may not end well(although it would probably be comical).Take Care
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #16
 
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Yes, they can use the power cord from the heater to escape. I highly recommend a glass top if you don't already have one.
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Old 02-23-2014, 02:13 PM   #17
 
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Haha, I'm more worried about Cooper over Ren. Ren would probably flip and leave it be, Cooper on the other hand has proven to be a little hunter, he brought me a rat once.

As for the top, I'm trying to figure something out that I can stick around the filter and heater area. There's not much space by the heater area but I'm still trying to figure out how to block it. I'm thinking I may put some sponge around those areas, or something like the plastic and find a way to attach it firmly. I also intend to keep the water a bit lower, maybe an inch for now while he's small, and two inches later. I'll figure it out...ideas on blocking the area around the filter welcome? ^^;
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:31 PM   #18
 
I use this hi-tech product called duct-tape
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:35 PM   #19
 
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I use this hi-tech product called duct-tape

It's used on our space ships

Another option would be to use netting. Secure it to the 3 sides of the hood and let the filter hold the 4th side down. Cut a hole for the intake tube.
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Old 02-24-2014, 02:21 PM   #20
 
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I was thinking about taking some netting and taping it on there. The initial thought of duct tape went out the window for me because I thought if he touched it he might get stuck. lol

I DO have some extra netting left from when I made my own fry baskets, those tiny things you buy at stores just seemed too small to raise fish in, or let anyone give birth in. So I was thinking of screen and tape on the sides to make it secure, but not where it can sticky the crayfish, and so it can still attach around the tubes without blocking them. Was just about to get to that, thought I'd check to see if anyone put up ideas first, I like the idea of cutting a hole for the intake tubes instead of going around them, I hadn't thought of that. :3
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