Water temp vs Ambient temp

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Hello, I am in the process of trying to figure out the conditions required to heat an aquarium using the surrounding air. The first step is to figure out how to calculate the room temperature required to keep the aquarium at a desired temperature. I was drawn to this forum when I ran across another persons post on something similar but they wanted to know how to calculate natural bodies.

I'm wanting to know about an enclosed system, one body of water with adequate time to reach equilibrium with the atmosphere, what parameters would I need to control within that enclosed space to reach a desired temperature of the water and how would I calculate those parameters. Thank you for your time
 

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It seems to me that you would have to work very hard to make the water any substantially different temperature than the ambient air. Perhaps I misunderstand the question
 
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It seems to me that you would have to work very hard to make the water any substantially different temperature than the ambient air. Perhaps I misunderstand the question
No I was just confused, I was thinking about evaporation and wet bulb and was in a rabbit hole. Now I understand that all other factors equal and unchanging the water will be the same temperature as the air. It's late and I didn't get a lot of sleep. Thank you though
 
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There will be a small effect as you describe, but it is de minimus!
 

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