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Old 01-07-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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heat question

i have to assume that i am cold blooded or some thing at the temp i keep my house at all of my tanks stay at 83 to 84 degrees

two with heaters and one with out.
(i have never seen the light on the heater in my tropical tank kick on
but is this bad for my cold water fish?
is anybody else this way,
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It probably kicks on at times. A heater ensures a stable tank temperature, and that is a good thing.

Cold water fish don't need a heater.
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Old 01-08-2005, 12:12 PM   #3
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that is what i am saying my cold water tank never goes below 82 degrees and it does not have a heater is this bad for cold water fish
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Cold water fish don't need a heater.
i know that hence the post
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What is the room temp?? Unless the ambient temp is really high in your place you must have something generating all of that heat. What type of lighting on your tanks? (also what temp are the heaters set at)
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i have florescent hood lighting on my goldie tank
it never seems to get even warm to the touch
(this is the tank i am concerned about)
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That's very strange. Is the tank located on a wall with the oil heater (or something) behind it?
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no it is infront of the heat vent though
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i guess im the opposite it stays ~60 or so in my house tank is about ~80... i've never seen it go off :|
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