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Old 01-07-2009, 03:12 PM   #11
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Decent heaters promise accurate heating within + or - 1 degree. That sounds like exactly what you're getting. I always have a little swing. anything more than 2 and it may become a little too stressful on the livestock. I had a piece of crap Odyssea heater that made my 10 gal 72 in the morning and 81 in the evening...when it started doing that (after about a year), I threw it in the trash and got a Marineland Vis-A-Therm. It's been outstanding, and gives me ........+ or - 1 degree
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I agree that two degrees is no big deal. You`ll be OK with that.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:55 PM   #13
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Thanks guys I thought I would have to buy a chiller or something.... thanks for all your input...
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well....in IL it gets pretty hot in the summer...i used to go there a lot then. lots of upper 90's and 100 degree days. you may still need that chiller. the fans may work, but don't let it get too hot on you. i live in TX, and I do ok without any chillers. Sometimes you may need to float some frozen water bottles for a temp drop if it gets outta hand
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well....in IL it gets pretty hot in the summer...i used to go there a lot then. lots of upper 90's and 100 degree days. you may still need that chiller. the fans may work, but don't let it get too hot on you. i live in TX, and I do ok without any chillers. Sometimes you may need to float some frozen water bottles for a temp drop if it gets outta hand
Wow that is good ideal. I will have to remeber that one
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I subscribe to the magazines FAMA (fresh water and marine aquariums), and Aquarium Fish International. There's always a lot of helpful husbandry hints in there. I recommend both to anyone....i prefer FAMA of the two. the other has too much freshwater
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It's funny that you say that I have Central air and heat in my place and one of the air vents are right by the tank so it keeps it pretty cool in the summer time....
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sweet...that helps a bunch!!! just keep the A/C going and your cool...sometimes it's hard with the high elec. bills and all.
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If your house is air conditioned you`ll be OK. It`s not like the tank is sitting outside.
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