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It’s 30ºC in my room in the middle of the night. I’m keeping windows & blinds shut during the day and open at night. I have an evaporative air cooler fan and I don’t know what to do
I got so hot yesterday that I was vomiting!

I’m worried about the animals.

Im still out of work so if anyone sees any good second hand ACs near bristol or south wales area pls let me know.
Hope everyone else is OK x


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It’s crazy. Came down this morning and tank still 27.3 have frozen bottles in sump to try and cool it down, but hardly seems to make a dent. So far 27.5 has been highest (normally 25.5). Hope it doesn’t go higher…


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Blimey, if you're struggling with heat that much you can leave the tank lights off or dimmed right down for a day or two without problems. Cut down on the waste heat going into the room/water a little.

Just ensure the skimmer stays on to keep the water oxygenated. 👍
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Blimey, if you're struggling with heat that much you can leave the tank lights off or dimmed right down for a day or two without problems. Cut down on the waste heat going into the room/water a little.

Just ensure the skimmer stays on to keep the water oxygenated.
I’m using two hydra 26HD, so should not add too much heat into the tank. It’s only 250L (less as displaced by rock), which makes it easier to warm up if room temp creeps up… currently 26.5 in room


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I’m using two hydra 26HD, so should not add too much heat into the tank. It’s only 250L (less as displaced by rock), which makes it easier to warm up if room temp creeps up… currently 26.5 in room


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Sorry @marine_newbie I meant @Livvie really,  30c is getting a bit borderline on temperature. I think 27.5c should be alright.
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You can try frozen bottles in sump but ultimately the tank will take the same temp as the ambient temperature…


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Reply #6

Think we all suffering a bit with the heat , when we had the heatwave when pandemic kicked off around March April last year it was hot then ,
I used a few ice cubes direct into Tank .
Also you can buy ice cube packs that have about 16 ice cubes in , you fill them up from the top and seal then put into the freezer. You can make them up only fill half way , when done put a skewer through the top and float let the ice cubes melt in the pack in the Tank without the water entering you’re Tank .
Cheep and cheerful way to keep temp down in tank without effecting the water chemistry.
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Or just fill a clean plastic water bottle with water and freeze that , then place into tank to melt thus cooling down the water temp as it melts .
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Hi Ratters , how you doing my old friend , how’s things going , not spoke for a while buddy ,
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My little tip .

We all know that fans just circulate warm air it’s the breeze that feels cool .
Well here’s a cheep way to make you’re own air conditioning unit .
Place the mini chiller behind the fan , turn on , then turn on the fan , the fan will suck in and spread cool air quicker into the room than a mini chiller does and cools the room quicker .
Feels lovely on a baking hot day .

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Yes I’ve actually been putting the bottles in the tank. I did the sump first but thought it might cool the temp down there and turn the heater on. It’s insane how hot this house gets. I’m putting frozen mugs in with the hamster, and umbrellas and ice out for the bunnies. Also been sharing a large cool mat with the cats too

I think I’m worrying about the heat exhaustion I had, it was not nice at all! Trying to drink water because it’s hot but I was throwing it up again

Had people comment on how warm our house always is. I don’t know why it’s so hot though! We do have pretty large windows and a couple snake vivs (which are turned off at the mo obvs) and the fish tanks but still it’s mad. I miss our old big stone house ha


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I might get hold of a 2nd hand ac. I could spend £150 on one for example instead of possibly losing that amount in corals fish & pets etc anyway


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