One more thing............maybe

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  1. really dumb kid

    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    My room is kept at 80f all the time bc I have a ball python and corn snake. So would I need a chiller and were could i get one when I look it up it's always for like 4,000 gallons so if I could have some help like point me in a direction............ also when you have it can you set it to like 70 or how does it work.
     
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    i got crabs GPO Registered

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    yeah 80s probably too high but nancy could probably say for certain. im not sure about the chiller but try ebay.
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    ok I'll try
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I bought my chiller from Aqua Logic in California. They have a variety of sizes from 1/6 hp to 1 1/2 hp.
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    what would a 75 gallon need???
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    You would probably need a 1/6 hp or 1/5 hp. They come with a thermostat that you set for the desired temperature.
     
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    As long as your tank stays jsut under 80, you should be okay, even tho 80 is COOKIN!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    A bimac is at home in cooler waters. Eighty degrees is quite high - we've been suggesting that you at least bring the temperature down below 75 degrees 72-73 if possible. Often that can be done without a chiller, or with a fan on the sump if the room temperture isn't too high.

    However, some Tonmo bimac keepers are using chillers.

    Nancy
     
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    really dumb kid O. bimaculoides Registered

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    Ok i will give a cooler a shot.

    Thanks
     
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    Also, remember that water temperatures are typically lower than the room temperature. So if your room is at 80, the tank might be at 77...so a fan on the sump would take care of the heat problem.
    I also have reptiles (throughout the house), but keep the house cooler, and just use the undertank heaters to provide a hot spot for the herp.
    The geckos (loose for pest control) just bask on top of the fridge (fun when a guest reaches for something) or on the window sill...

    greg
     
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    Jean Colossal Squid Supporter

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    :lol: :twisted:

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    actualy the water temp is about 2 to 3 degrees above air temp. the number of degrees depends on the amount and kind of disolved solids in the water.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Two things that can raise the water temperature are the lighting and the pumps. I ran my skimmer at night when the house was cooler to keep the water temperature down.

    Nancy
     

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