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regormang

How is everyone dealing with the summer heat? I lost one of my super tiger shrimp do to tank running around 80 degrees all day. So far I've used frozen bottle water and fans. But haven't gotten it down lower than 76 degrees. Just wondering if anyone else is having shrimp losses too?

 

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Zoidburg

Oddly, despite the heat (temps into triple digits, F) my tanks haven't been getting hot. I haven't kept track of how warm they are getting but I haven't measured above 74°, and it's been 80+ inside when the A/C isn't on.

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regormang
Oddly, despite the heat (temps into triple digits, F) my tanks haven't been getting hot. I haven't kept track of how warm they are getting but I haven't measured above 74°, and it's been 80+ inside when the A/C isn't on.
Man count your blessings. I've been in the high 80s here and my tanks are suffering greatly. Been running fans day and night on them. The shrimp tank is my biggest concern due to the tiger shrimp that's in there.

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jayc

In Australia we are all too well aware of what the heat does to shrimp. We get hot summers here.

And the only effective way of keeping a constant cool temp is an aquarium chiller.

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Zoidburg

Yeah, I don't get it... it gets pretty cold in the winter and if no one is home, the heater is off. Then when people are home, the heater gets blasted on! If I can, I do try to leave the heater on at a lower temp, but one of the other people living here prefers to keep it off when not at home... basically, the opposite of summer! Except that the A/C doesn't have an auto on/off switch when desired temp is reached like the heater does.

 

Somehow though, the tanks seem to do okay.

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jayc

Newer A/C units now have auto on/off features. Maybe it's time for an upgrade @Zoidburg 😁

The things we do for our shrimp!

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