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Recently very hot and my tank temp going at 31-32c at night. Don't even know what is the temp @ day light when I am out at work. Anybody got diy to make the tank cooler? I use mini fan and it drop less than 1c.
 

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Recently very hot and my tank temp going at 31-32c at night. Don't even know what is the temp @ day light when I am out at work. Anybody got diy to make the tank cooler? I use mini fan and it drop less than 1c.
get this, a small pump, hose and a styrofoam box.
can diy a chiller liao.
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Wa sound good! But How does this work to cool the tank? Or what is the set up need to do?
i explain this before in this thread.
here is a summary.

connect the pump to a coil of hose (at least 10m) and put the pump into your tank.
put the hose inside the styrofoam box with ice and keep it as air tight as possible.
that device will measure your tank temp and you can set a triggered temp to activate the pump.
eg. you set the trigger point at 28c, the pump (which you plug into this device) will start to pump water from your tank, go thru the hose ice box and back into the tank.
this should start cooling the water.

hope you get what i am trying to say.
 

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Oh ok. So the pump active by temperature and the hose is with the ice and once the air pump, it supposedly to pump cooler air into the system. I probably can try your way without the thermostats first. Since my tank temp kept hovering around 30-31+
29.8 is the best with hob tidal making wave, additional air pump creating bubble from below, usb fan and portable air con facing it. 😂
And that is just my bottom tank, my top tank is even hotter. But mainly is fish at the top. Bottom tank my shrimp cannot take it liao 🤭 daily 1 dead and I will feed my apisto with it.

P.S. I still have a betta tank without pump facing the window. I never check but I assume the temperature of the tank shld be around 31-33c, since my top tank with hob creating strong wave can reach around that temp.
Going to buy pump for the betta asap liao.

Recently the weather is too hot 😩
 

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Oh ok. So the pump active by temperature and the hose is with the ice and once the air pump, it supposedly to pump cooler air into the system. I probably can try your way without the thermostats first. Since my tank temp kept hovering around 30-31+
29.8 is the best with hob tidal making wave, additional air pump creating bubble from below, usb fan and portable air con facing it. 😂
And that is just my bottom tank, my top tank is even hotter. But mainly is fish at the top. Bottom tank my shrimp cannot take it liao 🤭 daily 1 dead and I will feed my apisto with it.

P.S. I still have a betta tank without pump facing the window. I never check but I assume the temperature of the tank shld be around 31-33c, since my top tank with hob creating strong wave can reach around that temp.
Going to buy pump for the betta asap liao.

Recently the weather is too hot 😩
No. You misunderstood him.

Step 1. Have a box like this filled with ICE and maybe some salt to further lower the temp. Make sure it is well insulated to prevent Heat from entering. Connect rubber hose to the inlet and outlet.
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Step 2. Connect the Hose outlet to another coil like this and put this into the Aquarium.
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Step 3. Connect other end of the coil to a hose and connect this hose to a water pump inlet.
Step 4. Connect pump outlet to box inlet with another hose.
Step 5. Use the thermostat to control the ON/OFF of the water pump.

Personally i think just use a stronger fan will do. These few days outside temperature is 34 degree C. My house is 30 degree C. My fish tank with a USB fan blowing is 27/28 degree C. Quite comfortable temp for shrimps.

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My current shrimp tank temperature.
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No. You misunderstood him.

Step 1. Have a box like this filled with ICE and maybe some salt to further lower the temp. Make sure it is well insulated to prevent Heat from entering. Connect rubber hose to the inlet and outlet.
Aquarium-Water-Cooler-Heat-Exchanger-with-Coil-Fish-Tank-Water.jpg


Step 2. Connect the Hose outlet to another coil like this and put this into the Aquarium.
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Step 3. Connect other end of the coil to a hose and connect this hose to a water pump inlet.
Step 4. Connect pump outlet to box inlet with another hose.
Step 5. Use the thermostat to control the ON/OFF of the water pump.

Personally i think just use a stronger fan will do. These few days outside temperature is 34 degree C. My house is 30 degree C. My fish tank with a USB fan blowing is 27/28 degree C. Quite comfortable temp for shrimps.

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My current shrimp tank temperature.
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Ohhh! Thanks for the clarification!
 

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Anyone keeping red plants with just normal LED lighting and no CO2?

I am looking for red plants that able to keep in such conditions. Thanks.
 

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this is a wood shrimp?
Nope that is vampire shrimp. They are more shy and gentle compare to wood shrimp.
And they grow slower and live longer too.


This is wood shrimp aka bamboo shrimp.
Abit regret getting them, they are pretty fast and huge. And totally not shy, goes everywhere.

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Nope that is vampire shrimp. They are more shy and gentle compare to wood shrimp.
And they grow slower and live longer too.


This is wood shrimp aka bamboo shrimp.
Abit regret getting them, they are pretty fast and huge. And totally not shy, goes everywhere.

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P.S. Vampire shrimp will eventually become larger than bamboo shrimp. But it take way longer since their lifespan is about 5yrs compare to bamboo @ 1-2yrs.
 

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Anyone keeping red plants with just normal LED lighting and no CO2?

I am looking for red plants that able to keep in such conditions. Thanks.
Normal led like aquazonic kind? Those 20+$ china brand I tried before no use one, on 12 hrs my water wasteria no growth for months. Changed to better led, on 20mins started pearling.
Cheap alternative would be Aqua Zonic Evo Slim Planted LED
 

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Normal led like aquazonic kind? Those 20+$ china brand I tried before no use one, on 12 hrs my water wasteria no growth for months. Changed to better led, on 20mins started pearling.
Cheap alternative would be Aqua Zonic Evo Slim Planted LED

No co2. Can the plants stayed red?
 

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auntie shop finally sells these, bought them $2 ea elsewhere
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different from yellow golden back with irregular racing stripe
 
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