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Louis
hi.gif To all the members. I need some opinions. Do you ppl think, is it necessary for us to have chiller for our goldfish tank? To maintain it between 22-26c. My 4 ft tank water temperature is about 32c on day and 30 during night. I am thinking to get a Resun CL650 chiller. Any comment on this item? I have a pair of 19cm oranda, a 16 cm lionhead and a 21cm ryukin in my tank. A chiller is a necessity or luxury for our goldfish???? peace.gif
CyberET
more of a luxury smile.gif
water change has to be thought out carefully as well..
Louis
Thanks Cyber ET yes.gif So do you think is it ok for goldfish to live in 31 celsius
enviroment. Not streeful for them?? unsure.gif
gohks
QUOTE(Louis @ Wed, 18 Jan 2006 11:17 am)
Thanks Cyber ET  yes.gif So do you think is it ok for goldfish to live in 31 celsius
enviroment. Not streeful for them??  unsure.gif
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Louis,
Don't think is really needed. If you insist on having one to cool down the temp, I suggest you get a fan, cheaper and more economical plus it gives better areation to your goldfish. hi.gif
goldfish can adapt to wide temp range, but not too much of flutuation. smile.gif
The Matrix
QUOTE(Louis @ Wed, 18 Jan 2006 10:26 am)
hi.gif To all the members. I need some opinions. Do you ppl think, is it necessary for us to have chiller for our goldfish tank? To maintain it between 22-26c. My 4 ft tank water temperature is  about 32c on day and 30 during night. I am thinking to get a Resun CL650 chiller. Any comment on this item? I have a pair of 19cm oranda, a 16 cm lionhead and a 21cm ryukin in my tank. A chiller is a necessity or luxury for our goldfish????  peace.gif
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Just be careful when u change water. turn off chiller and raise the temperature of the water naturally, probably overnight. change water and turn on the chiller again. but that will make your fish spawn pretty quickly if u got a mature female.

4ft tank for so many big fish will not allow the fishes to cope well. Do consider a larger tank or use another tank to separate the fishes. A pair of 19cm oranda in a 4ft tank is very elegant leh.
Louis
sad.gif Just can't resist the temptation to acquire nice fishes. Especially those giant tunghoi fish. If chiller is so "troublesome". Better to look for other option ! Higher aeration or water circulation will help to lower water temperature not? good.gif . If there are any better way to bring down the temperature? or is ok for to keep goldfish around 30C.. rusure.gif rusure.gif Please help. expert out there beg2.gif beg2.gif beg2.gif
chanB
You can try to use a water pump with rain bar. set the bar higher. this might help to bring down the temp.
gohks
QUOTE(Louis @ Wed, 18 Jan 2006 2:54 pm)
sad.gif  Just can't resist the temptation to acquire nice fishes. Especially those giant tunghoi fish. If chiller is so "troublesome". Better to look for other option ! Higher aeration or water circulation will help to lower water temperature not?  good.gif . If there are any better way to bring down the temperature? or is ok for to keep goldfish around 30C.. rusure.gif  rusure.gif  Please help. expert out there  beg2.gif  beg2.gif  beg2.gif
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Louis,
If relocating your tank to a cooler (shaddy or air-conditioned) place is impossible, as already mentioned getting a fan (those specially for planted acquarium mount on top of the tank) is an appropraite choice. For a 4ft tank, you can easily get one (preferably with 3 fan coils) that cost < $50/- good.gif
The Matrix
QUOTE(Louis @ Wed, 18 Jan 2006 2:54 pm)
sad.gif  Just can't resist the temptation to acquire nice fishes. Especially those giant tunghoi fish. If chiller is so "troublesome". Better to look for other option ! Higher aeration or water circulation will help to lower water temperature not?  good.gif . If there are any better way to bring down the temperature? or is ok for to keep goldfish around 30C.. rusure.gif  rusure.gif  Please help. expert out there  beg2.gif  beg2.gif  beg2.gif
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Dun worry so much about the temperature. Just ensure aeration is strong enough to support the living organisms.
CP
Louis,just curious.Is your tank outdoors or indoors?To reach 32C outdoors during day is common, but whether outdoors or indoors, very strange to have water tempearture of 30C during the night.
white horse T1
QUOTE(Louis @ Wed, 18 Jan 2006 2:54 pm)
sad.gif  Just can't resist the temptation to acquire nice fishes. Especially those giant tunghoi fish. If chiller is so "troublesome". Better to look for other option ! Higher aeration or water circulation will help to lower water temperature not?  good.gif . If there are any better way to bring down the temperature? or is ok for to keep goldfish around 30C.. rusure.gif  rusure.gif  Please help. expert out there  :
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but why having nice fish (giant tunghoi fish) = lower temp = having chiller.
are u trying to simulate the seasons for breeding purposes?
Louis
peace.gif Firstly, a very big thank for u ppl.
My tank is in indoor. No i'm not into breeding.
I just want to have a better place for my few thousand dollars fishes. laugh.gif laugh.gif
I just acquired them two weeks ago..for CNY.... biggrin.gif
I have bb, uv, ohf and external filter for my tank. water is crystal clear and can last for two months without WC.( need to top up lah)
So i guess. i have to forget about chiller. Thanks guys good.gif
Bak2it
If you want a better place for your few thousand dollar fishes, I'd suggest you do more frequent water changes, at least 30% every week. If you go two months without a water change your fish might as well live in a sewer.
jimcity
As I see on many of the member posts good_very.gif , a cooler water temperature will actually bring out the color and improve the wen. Just wonder do anyone here in Singapore or Indonesia use chiller to bring down the temperature of the water? It can be for promoting the appearance or to promote breeding. Can anyone here share their experience or comments? peace.gif
Or any bro or sis out there using other method of lowering the water temperature. shiok.gif
kencheng
I don't use a chiller however I have seen chillers on sale for salt-water aquariums. Seems easy enough to use however would probably cause alot of condensation in Singapore tongue.gif
jimcity
From what I know from this forum is that you need to lower the water temperature cold.gif then slowly increase the temperature . This process will trigger the goldfish to mate hump.gif. Just wonder how you guys do it if without a chiller. please.gif
Oranda Lover
I'll jus depend on the mother nature.
When it rains heavily or very cool weather, my fishes will mate good_very.gif
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