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 #7620  by Vorteil
 10 Jun 2019 20:49
The weather here is starting to heat up. Today's 83 degrees. A bit too high for my freshwater Neocaridina & Caridina shrimp. I decided to use my CoolWorks IceProbe to lower the temps. I bought these used off of eBay. I would idealy like to be around 74 degrees but I think it will only lower it 3-4 degrees in a 10 gallon tank. I tried this on my 5 gallon tank last year and it worked great. That was in the winter. I plan to turn the lights on at 6pm. I know the opae can take the heat but the FW shrimps need to be in the 70's. I still would prefer my opae to be at or around 74 degrees.

Now the manufacturer states:
"A single IceProbe can cool 10 gallons of water 6-8F below ambient air temperature in a standard aquarium. Multiple IceProbes can be used in a single aquarium to achieve higher temperature differentials".
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 #7624  by Vorteil
 11 Jun 2019 06:52
Yeah it weather ended up at 93 but I was able to keep the tanks with the chiller at 76 and the rest were around 80.
 #7641  by Vorteil
 12 Jun 2019 18:33
I would prefer mine to be at 23c/73 degrees. That's about where mine has been. Now the tanks are at about 27c/81 degrees now. The two that have the Iceprobe cooler are at 23c/73 degrees which is perfect. It took around 24hrs to bring the temps down.
 #7654  by Vorteil
 12 Jun 2019 21:48
Overall I never worry about the adualt opae. I've had an outside tank get up to 96 degress without any deaths. Granted it was only for a day. I've never had any issues with adults in any of my tanks. The bebies well that's a different story.
 #7826  by odin
 28 Jun 2019 21:51
I'm running a small tank in a down stairs room in my house and its sat at around 20 - 21deg C which is pretty good.. no heater needed but we are due a heat wave this weekend so it will be interesting to see how that goes.
 #7832  by opae ula related
 29 Jun 2019 06:05
odin wrote:I'm running a small tank in a down stairs room in my house and its sat at around 20 - 21deg C which is pretty good.. no heater needed but we are due a heat wave this weekend so it will be interesting to see how that goes.
France hit 113 f ! Damn that is hot!

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/28/73700454 ... fahrenheit