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Cooling aquarium water

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How to cool the water in the aquarium :: how to cool the aquarium in summer :: Equipment and accessories

Every summer in front of the hosts aquariums one problem arises – what to do when the water in the aquarium heats up to 30 degrees. It is known that this temperature can be fatal for most species of fish.

So what to do?

1. Too high a water temperature in an aquarium is dangerous in that the solubility of oxygen in it decreases, while the content of harmful carbon dioxide increases. In addition, the decomposition of organic matter occurs in superheated water faster, and this can also cause poisoning of the inhabitants of the aquarium. Please note that not all fish can tolerate a sharp rise in water temperature, many can get heatstroke.

Also, overheating has a negative effect on the operation of aquarium equipment, since various filters and pumps do not have their own cooling system, they are cooled with the help of water that passes through them, and overheated water often causes them to fail. aquarium in extreme heat? There are several ways, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

2. Use special coolers for aquariums. Such devices are reliable and do not consume much electricity. However, please note that they have their drawbacks.

They are very expensive (worth less than $ 500 and do not count), a large aquarium will require several devices, which means fabulous costs. In addition, many of these devices work only under the condition that the ambient air temperature does not rise above 35 ° C, which during the abnormal heat in the summer period makes them simply useless.

In addition, these devices are not equipped with their own cooling systems, which means that you will have to cool the device itself (most often with a fan).

3. Try to use for cooling aquariums the so-called “grandfathers” methods. For example, daily change the water in the aquarium.

Take a portion of the heated water and replace it with a colder one, thereby reducing the overall temperature of the water in the aquarium. In the most neglected cases, replace up to half of all the water in the aquarium.

4. The second method (even more effective). Place ice packs in the aquarium. The main thing is to make sure that the ice tank is well closed, because if a leak occurs, the fish may die due to a sharp overcooling.

Put ice packs in the most obscure corners of your aquarium, as the contact of the fish with the package can end badly. Change packages every 5-6 hours. And one more tip.

In extreme heat, keep the aquarium lid open, so evaporation of water will help reduce the temperature of the water. If you keep the so-called jumping fish, then cover the aquarium with a grid with small cells (namely small, so that the fish do not get stuck in them).

The main disadvantage of water cooling with a fan is water loss. In a week, about 5 liters evaporate from a 100 liter aquarium.

In addition, the humidity of the air in the room rises dramatically, which can be harmful to others. Also, too high humidity can damage furniture and molds on the walls.

How do we make cool tea in summer? We throw ice into it and enjoy its taste. The same principle can be adopted if the question arose of how to cool the water in an aquarium independently.

If you have a small aquarium, then just freeze the cubes and throw them into the vessel. The temperature drops quickly enough, but you need to follow, as soon as the water heats up again.

If the aquarium is large, this method is not suitable. You will need a few kilograms of ice to normalize the temperature of the water. Why not?

We take plastic bags or plastic bottles (2 liters), fill with water and freeze. Now carefully place this vessel on the bottom of the aquarium and observe the temperature.

Remember that a large amount of ice very quickly and greatly lowers the temperature, so be prepared to stop the experiment. This is the most effective way.

In addition, it can help out if you leave for a long time, and it is very hot outside. Then throw a bag with ice, close the curtains and go about their business.

Alarm should be started when the thermometer rose above 26 degrees. In this case, an urgent need to decide how to cool the water in the aquarium.

At the same time, if there are a huge amount of heating devices of all shapes and sizes, then with coolers everything is very modest. There are practically no special offers on the market that could make life easier for the inhabitants of your home pond.

The first thing moms need to think about is to reduce the temperature in the room in which the aquarium stands. All ways are suitable for this.

The ideal solution would be a modern climate control system or air conditioning. In this case, you no longer have to worry about the temperature of the water, except to warm it up for the most thermophilic inhabitants.

And if there is no air conditioner in the room, and the sun is scorching mercilessly?

Every summer in front of the hosts aquariums one problem arises – what to do when the water in the aquarium heats up to 30 degrees. It is known that this temperature can be fatal for most species of fish.

So what to do?

1. Too high a water temperature in an aquarium is dangerous in that the solubility of oxygen in it decreases, while the content of harmful carbon dioxide increases. In addition, the decomposition of organic matter occurs in superheated water faster, and this can also cause poisoning of the inhabitants of the aquarium.

Please note that not all fish can tolerate a sharp rise in water temperature, many can get heatstroke. Also, overheating has a negative effect on the operation of aquarium equipment, since various filters and pumps do not have their own cooling system, they are cooled with the help of water that passes through them, and overheated water often causes them to fail. aquarium in extreme heat?

There are several ways, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

2. Use special coolers for aquariums. Such devices are reliable and do not consume much electricity.

However, please note that they have their drawbacks. They are very expensive (worth less than $ 500 and do not count), a large aquarium will require several devices, which means fabulous costs.

In addition, many of these devices work only under the condition that the ambient air temperature does not rise above 35 ° C, which during the abnormal heat in the summer period makes them simply useless. In addition, these devices are not equipped with their own cooling systems, which means that you will have to cool the device itself (most often with a fan).

3. Try to use for cooling aquariums the so-called “grandfathers” methods. For example, daily change the water in the aquarium.

Take a portion of the heated water and replace it with a colder one, thereby reducing the overall temperature of the water in the aquarium. In the most neglected cases, replace up to half of all the water in the aquarium.

4. The second method (even more effective). Place ice packs in the aquarium.

The main thing is to make sure that the ice tank is well closed, because if a leak occurs, the fish may die due to a sharp overcooling. Put ice packs in the most obscure corners of your aquarium, as the contact of the fish with the package can end badly. Change packages every 5-6 hours. And one more tip.

In extreme heat, keep the aquarium lid open, so evaporation of water will help reduce the temperature of the water. If you keep the so-called jumping fish, then cover the aquarium with a grid with small cells (namely small, so that the fish do not get stuck in them).

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