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Old 10th July 2019   #1
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Default Tank too Hot. Advice?

Happy summer to me I guess.

Earlier today, my air conditioning went out and is set to be fixed in the next coming days which caused my tank to jump to around 71-72 degrees (up from around 68.) I've been combatting this with frozen water bottles, but I keep having to jump out of bed to change them, and it's driving me crazy.

My tank is a 20gal long on the top floor of my house in my bedroom, and even with all fans on, it still isn't enough to keep the temperature down while the a/c is out.

I've considered moving my axolotl to a temporary 5gal tank downstairs where it would be cooler for him until the a/c can be repaired. Would this be ok to do? Any advice? Please help.



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Old 10th July 2019   #2
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That is much preferable to letting them get too warm!



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Is there anyone you can borrow a window unit from? Put it in the room with them and let er rip.



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Nah. We had one last year but it disappeared off the face of the earth. Ended up moving him to the basement where the air temp is a chill 66. Down from 85 up in my room



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Yeah, losing ac is no joke. I live in tennessee and it gets deadly quick. For people. Let alone axies



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i think thats the right call, cramped but comfy temp is better then roomy with heat stroke!



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