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summertime raises tank temps

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  1. finfayce

    finfayce New Member

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    we have a/c but don’t always use it. however the tanks are 77-80 F. no live plants. can i keep lights off. i have a 20 gallon with guppies and a 29 gallon with 3 spotted sunfish and a 55 gallon with one red eared slider. turtle 7 years old and size of saucer. i can put a fan near the fish. how frequent should i do water changes when the water is too warm for the sunfish. they are a shy fish and they freak out when i do water changes. is temp too hot for RES? thanks
     
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    77-80F shouldn't be an issue for them.

    Reduce feeding during warm weather to keep the tank cleaner.

    Increase aeration/ surface turbulence to maximise oxygen levels.

    If you have coverglass on the tank, you can remove them to let heat out. However, if the fish jump you should leave covers on or use some shadecloth or plastic flyscreen.

    Do water changes when the nitrates go above 20ppm or if there is any ammonia or nitrite levels in the water.

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    If the fish are nervous and skittish, have some floating plants in the tank.

    Set up a mobile in the room and have a small fan blowing the mobile.

    You can tie some lengths of ribbon to the front of the fan and have the fan on oscillate. Make the ribbon about 12-18 inches long and they will wave about when the fan is running.

    You can have a small television on in the room. You don't need the sound but the movement and flashing light can help the fish get use to things moving around them.

    Move the tank into a room where lots of people move about. The loungeroom is the best place for a tank containing nervous fish.

    Make sure the water quality is good and the fish will be less stressed.
     
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    Fixed that for you ;)
     
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    finfayce New Member

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    thanks so much
     
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    i appreciate your reply-thank tou
     
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    Colin_T said:
    If you have coverglass on the tank, you can remove them to let heat out. However, if the fish jump or you have a cat you should leave covers on or use some shadecloth or plastic flyscreen.

    if a cat jumps into a fish tank, it becomes a catfish.
     
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    Hahaha! Good one!!


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    ;) thank you
     
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    You can also run small fans over the top of the water to evaporate and cool down water. I do this on my garden pond. Good luck!
     
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    thanks Colin
     
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    thank you and congrats on winning tank
    of the month!
     

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