Temperature of your aquarium

This article is aimed at all aquarium owners. On the second day of summer, the heat can begin to make itself felt in many cities and geographical areas.
Directly affected by the heat, your marine species may experience a sudden change in the temperature of their habitat.

As well as moving your aquarium to a more sheltered room such as a cellar, there are a number of techniques you can use to help reduce the water temperature.
To better understand this phenomenon: as the heat increases, the dissolved oxygen available to the fish decreases. If you observe them more towards the surface of the water, they are looking for cooled air.
You can avoid this process by opening the room windows at night and/or closing the shutters during sunny hours, especially if your aquarium is in direct contact with the sun.

If this is not enough, remove the lid of the aquarium or place a bottle of frozen water next to it without pouring it directly so as not to shock the inhabitants.
The air should be allowed to pass through the aquarium. You can also opt for a ventilation or air conditioning system. For these methods, do not hesitate to monitor the water level, as evaporation can easily occur and become significant.
The lighting of your aquarium can be reduced to reduce the heating of the tank.
The PH should be monitored when the temperature of the aquarium increases. It is an essential element that is favoured by increased gas exchange.
For information on the appropriate temperatures for each species, you can consult the Aquaportail website. A large number of species are listed on this website.

You can also find our tips on our blog to go on holiday without risk to your aquarium and its inhabitants.

What tips do you have for lowering the water temperature in your aquarium ?