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Offline TheSecretRoman

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Adding fish while temperature is a little high
« on: June 19, 2017, 07:55:53 PM »
Hi.
My tank has been at 26 degrees Celsius since set up. A recent heatwave has pushed it up to 28 degrees, just as I was planning to add my new fish. I'm getting some Lemon Tetras which say they need temperatures between 23 and 27 degrees. Will the 1 extra degree be a problem and what can I do to cool it down during the summer? The heatwave is supposed to be over soon but I'm still a little concerned.

Thanks in advance. 
64 Litre Tank

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    Offline Adenann

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    Re: Adding fish while temperature is a little high
    « Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 08:32:14 PM »
     *2116*
    We've got an 80ltr tank that usually runs at 24oC, it's now up to 26.

    We've turned the heater off completely so there's no chance of it coming on when the water temperature drops off a little overnight.

    We're also cooling the water by using an old Lucazade bottle filled with tank water and a stone in the bottom so it floats upright when it comes out of the freezer.

    Short term temperature rises shouldn't have too much of an effect on the fish.  We had a problem with White Spot a while ago and whacked the temperature up to 28oC as part of the treatment.  This is a couple of degrees more than our False Jullii Corydoras would suposedly tolerate but were unharmed even after 2-3 days "over temperature".
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    You could consider daily water changes if feasible and the off-the-tap temperature is significantly lower.

    Good job our Summer only lasts a couple of weeks!
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    Re: Adding fish while temperature is a little high
    « Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 09:01:41 PM »
    Agreed. They'll be fine, just acclimatise slowly.
    Actually, many of the fish we keep are used to seasonal variations and may prefer some variation about their nominal temp.
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    Corydoras melini + burgessi
    Pangio myersi
    Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
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    Re: Adding fish while temperature is a little high
    « Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 10:36:31 PM »
    Thanks! That's a relief!
    We have turned the heater off now just in case too.

    64 Litre Tank

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    Re: Adding fish while temperature is a little high
    « Reply #4 on: June 20, 2017, 09:16:32 AM »
    They'll be fine. Mine are. ;) :)
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