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Old 07-30-2013, 08:53 PM   #1
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tank tempature

What is the normal tempature of a tank or a healthy temp?
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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It really depends on your stock. Different fish do better at different temps.

What kind of fish do you have?
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It really depends on your stock. Different fish do better at different temps.

What kind of fish do you have?
Tropicals. Gouramis and tetras
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76-82 is pretty average for tropical fish. Look up your specific species and see what range they fall in, and put it wherever they fall.

I tend to keep mine right at 79-81* with Every tank I own and it works well for me
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76-82 is pretty average for tropical fish. Look up your specific species and see what range they fall in, and put it wherever they fall.

I tend to keep mine right at 79-81* with Every tank I own and it works well for me
Okay haha another question how do I work my heater it has a twisty knob on it haha
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Okay haha another question how do I work my heater it has a twisty knob on it haha
twist the knob one way and the temp goes down, twist it the other and it goes up. do you have a thermometer in or on the tank?
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twist the knob one way and the temp goes down, twist it the other and it goes up. do you have a thermometer in or on the tank?
Yes lol
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Yes lol
it should say + and - on which way you turn it and keep turning it slightly until you get the desired temp. be sure not to change the temp too fast, or you will shock the fish. if its a stick-on thermometer strip on the outside, they aren't accurate. all my tanks have strip thermometers, that are usually within 1-2 degrees of the actual temp and i also use a digital food grade thermometer for exact temp and water changes
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Put it where you want it and check the thermometer periodically to make sure the temp is staying stable, adjust it if it is too high or low.

Make sure you unplug it when you are doing water changes. It will shatter if it runs outside of the water
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Okay thankyou guys very much
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