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Default Effectiveness of Fans

Just how effective are fans for bringing the temp down in your tanks? What is the max temp drop?

I don't currently have an axolotl and I am dying to get my hands on one but I can't even decide if it would be humane because of how hot it gets where I live. It gets up to 120F / 49C in the summer. I do have an AC and I set it at 78F / 25C once summer hits. If I did have an axolotl, it would be in a 20 gallon tank with 3 sides and bottom insulated. How cool would the water even be at that point?



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Insulation will help to keep the temperature down, and the air con will do wonders. In my experience a fan alone will drop it about 3-5 degrees, depending on the size of the fan in relation to the size of the tank. Temps get similar where I live and I found it wasn't enough, though I do not have air con so it was a real struggle. With air con, a fan and insulation it may be enough. If it isn't I would highly recommend a chiller. They are pricey but since you don't have an axolotl yet you can wait around for sales.



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