Jump to content
regormang

Dealing with warm water

Recommended Posts

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?

 

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



  • Must Read SKF Articles

  • Register today, ask questions and share your shrimp and fish tank experiences with us!

    Join Our Community!

  • Posts

    • jayc
      No problem. Love helping others if I can. Report back in a week or so. You should test TDS every day around the same time, to keep a track of any changes.
    • Zenplay,thailand
    • supermansteve32
      Sounds good Jay. Thanks a lot I appreciate all of you
    • jayc
      It sounds about right for GH6 (6 drops is roughly 120 TDS). Those GH test kits are not the most accurate. And RO water reading of 3 is not unreasonable. I don't know why you would have been reading 240TDS last week and now it's a 100 points lower. I would suggest, not changing water parameter with a water change for a week, then see where it is at. Change if it gets close to 200 (say around 180-190). Let's give the tank some stability by not changing anything for a while.
    • supermansteve32
      I checked my TDS meter and it reads 3 on RO water and today my TDS in my tank is 133. I did a test with API and it took 6 drops so that's around 100 TDS.  I had 2 adolescents die overnight.  Should I only change water when it's over 200 TDS or should i continue with the 10% every week?  Thanks
×