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    Matt
    Keymaster

    I was half expecting this but water temperature in the stream tank has risen to 30C over the last week or so. All the fishes are still alive but look knackered and the gastros now rarely leave the point where the filter and powerhead outflow is most turbulent, even when I put food in.

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    #344824

    Colin
    Participant

    can you get your hands on one of those wee beer chiller type fridges?

    #344826

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Can you post an image of exactly what you mean Colin? They sell loads of different types of mini-fridge here.

    Do I need to attempt some A-Team-style rebuild action?

    #344827

    Colin
    Participant

    http://direct.asda.com/Husky-Budweiser-HUS…default,pd.html

    just as an example – or even just a 2nd hand fridge?

    Just thinking that an aquarium or tub of water within the fridge would be chilled to about 12 or so and then run a hose between the two. needs some work but might be the start of an idea

    just a slow flow to get the water chilled – in fact a garden hose coiled up inside the fridge and pumped slowly through hose with the majority of the hose just coiled in the fridge compartment? You’d need to rig a way for the hose to get into the fridge without damaging it

    The fan idea is the quickest and easiest way though – would be better if you could do that and work out how to add top up water without an expensive monitor like the aquamedic one

    http://www.marineaquatics.co.uk/Top-Up-Sys…-Top-Up-System/

    #344829

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Cheers Colin.

    #344830

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    I’d probably keep the lights off Matt, if you’re not already. Does the tank get any natural light? You could put a light off to the side so the heat from the bulb doesn’t affect the tanks so directly.

    Another thought, powerheads can add a lot of heat. Maybe substitute a couple of airstones instead?

    #344834

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Jim you’re a genius. Totally forgot that I brought back one of these pumps from the UK last xmas so will get some airline and stones tomorrow.

    #344835

    Plaamoo
    Participant

    QUOTE
    Jim you’re a genius.


    Don’t hear that very often….. if ever

    #344836

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Haha thanks Jim but no honeymoon this year, or wedding in fact.

    #344861

    Senor Bastardo
    Participant

    If you can get one, the Söchting oxydators are brilliant when the temperature rises. It´ll keep the water saturated with oxygen even with higher temperatures. I got one of these in all my tanks and haven´t lost a fish due to a hot spell (lost fish for several other reasons though but they´re all my own fault).

    #344883

    Matt
    Keymaster

    Haven’t got time before I go away but that looks very interesting, may see if I can get one delivered after my holiday. Am about to add the airstones however!

    #344894

    Senor Bastardo
    Participant

    Yes, do give them a try you won´t regret it! Airstones only work as far as increasing the surface area between air and water while these actually increase the amount of dissolved oxygen.

    As an added bonus there is less “muck” in the gravel when cleaning due to a higher degree of bacterial activity ( this last bit is pure speculation, but there is less muck).

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