Tank temperature problems

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Hi Debbie,

Interesitng solution! How many degrees does this lower your tank?

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dbbga said:
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Im sorry!
Do u mean my ice cubes was a joke? Well it wasn't.
Im sorry if I wasn't specific enough.
Look, mabye u can take the octopus out of your tank IF U HAVE ONE and put it in a bag or something for a few hours with saltwater in it.
Then try putting HUGE ice cubes in your tank. Put a LOT of it becuase the more ice cubes the more colder.

Im sorry if my idea sucked, but I tried to help. Iv done it b4 and it worked if u put LOADS of icecubes in your tank. It may bring down the salinity, but it cools it down a bit.
 

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There are a lot of reasons not to use ice cubes directly in your tank. You don't want to have a drastic temperature change in your tank (just as you don't want a big change in sg or pH). Whatever you do must be implemented slowly.

You don't want to have the ice cubes floating there like little icebergs for your octopus to touch (maybe even get his arm stuck on one).

Remove the octopus? You'd have to catch it - not an easy task, and most people don't have another emply tank to put their octo in.

Then too, you'd have to use RO/DI water or you'd be adding water of poor quality to your tank.

There are a lot of better ways to lower the temperature than using ice cubes.

Nancy
 
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Nancy said:
There are a lot of reasons not to use ice cubes directly in your tank. You don't want to have a drastic temperature change in your tank (just as you don't want a big change in sg or pH). Whatever you do must be implemented slowly.

You don't want to have the ice cubes floating there like little icebergs for your octopus to touch (maybe even get his arm stuck on one).

Remove the octopus? You'd have to catch it - not an easy task, and most people don't have another emply tank to put their octo in.

Then too, you'd have to use RO/DI water or you'd be adding water of poor quality to your tank.

There are a lot of better ways to lower the temperature than using ice cubes.

Nancy

Sorry, then I guess my idea was stupid.
I forgot about that.
 
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I agree...soda bottles or plastic bags can work. Also, if it's time to add freshwater anyway, then (RO-water) ice can work. But still...if you work out what's involved, ice just isn't a practical solution for daily use...it's really only best for the odd situation where something has gone wrong and the tempereature has spiked a lot. If you can't work something out with making sure your lights aren't too bright/too close, using room AC, having an open lid or sump, and a fan actively encouraging evaporative cooling, then you need to consider a chiller.

rusty
 

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