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I can't seem to keep my azureus and auratus tanks under 80 degrees, and that's the temps when I get home from work. Who knows how hot it gets while im working. Does anyone have any methods to keep my temps lower throughout the day other than blasting the ac? I can't afford the hit to my electric bill.

Thank you in advance for the help
 

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1) Reverse your photoperiod. Lights off during the day. Have them turn on just as you are getting home and they wake up to your smiling face. You want to close the blinds if you do this as they will now be sleeping during the day.
2) Raise the lights one to two inches and put a fan blowing across the light fixture and over the top of the viv.
3) Install a small vent at the top of the viv to let some of the hot, top air come out.
Last, where are you measuring temp at? The very top of some of my vivs can get as high as 90, but lower down, there are nice cool areas, too. To a certain extent, a well built viv will have different "microclimates" within it. Your frogs can seek out cooler or warmer areas.

edit. Oh yeah, one more. Move your viv to the cooler basement.
 

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Im thinking having the lights on at night is going to be my best bet. I have them in temp. nano exo terras so im sure the temps are the same throughout, im just stressing because if the temps are at 82 when i get home around 6 they could be close to the 90's during the middle of the day. I would move them to a basement if i had one, im in so cal most of us dont have basements
 

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I listed that one first because it's quick and easy, free, and tried and true.
 

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I'm in so Cali too and raising the lights and putting a fan blowing the lights lowered mine about a degree or 2. Mine also has vents to let the air exchange the only way I could get mine below 80 was to install a small window ac in the room they are in
 

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From what I can tell from using my room AC. Turning the AC on, only costs about .50 cents a day. The price of a can of soda pop. Not that expensive when you think of how much you have in the cost of frogs. Plus you get to stay cool too!
 

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I have one azureus tank on a higher shelf that got up to 80-81. I placed a fan blowing directly at the tank and it lowered my DTH to 78°, a much more comfortable temp for me. For me, a fan or raising the lights is the easiest thing to do.
 

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I have put a ice pack around a towel and left it on top of the lid. It did drop a few degrees. A fan is also very affordable.
 
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