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Old 24th April 2012   #1
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Default Water temperature?

So obviously axolotls need a pretty cool temperature, and now that its warming up outside, the water temperature is getting higher than I want it! Not to mention its making Toothless run around his tank all day now. Hahaha
But anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any good effective ways of cooling the water? Especially not a closely monitored one as I'm at school all day.
Ive tried the frozen water bottle, and while it works, it doesnt last all that long. I also came up with the idea of freezing his tank water into ice cubes and just putting those in there! Which I'll be honest I felt pretty clever about. Hahaha
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Old 24th April 2012   #2
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Wow a fellow Idahoan! I move my tank to the basement, do you have that option?



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Old 24th April 2012   #3
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Default Re: Water temperature?

Hmm im new to axies but I live in Az and right now its getting about 103 during the day outside.. I keep my air on 75 and use a fan over the tank and in the room of my juvie axies.. Only other thing I may have to resort to would be a chiller.. they are expensive but ive been told they do the job ... If anyone else has ideas let me know to as its going to get 115 degrees here in Arizona this summer.. LOL thanks



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I'm in Idaho as well (Moscow). If you're in south Idaho, a chiller is probably your best bet. You can even make them from a discarded dorm fridge and some ingenuity.



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Default Re: Water temperature?

Unfortunately I don't have the basement option. I guess I'll just try the ice cube method and see if that's effective, and if not I suppose I'll just have to invest in a chiller!



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Using a desk fan (or a couple) is a very effective way of bringing the tank temperature down a few degrees.



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Default Re: Water temperature?

I alternate for now between two large water bottles and a frozen gallon jug (like a milk jug but it had spring water in it). As soon as i get my snake racks and custom cages built i'll be investing in a sweeeet chiller.



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