Re: [Freshwater Aquariums] Just getting back into Aquariums
- I think 82°F is fine, but 82°C would be bad. :) The tetras, catfish,
and platties will be fine for sure, not sure about the frog and bumble bee
fish (what is a bumble bee fish?), but tropicals will be fine at those temps
If you could prop the lid open for air circulation and take the lid off of
the filter if it is a power filter it might keep it down to 80. I keep mine
at 80° for a year now with no trouble. I don't use an air pump, but I have
a good, strong filter. If you don't have a strong filter, an air pump will
increase gas exchange at night and live plants increase O2 levels in the day
Just some ideas.
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-About my tank: 29 gallon tank. I have 5 glolights, 2 neons and 3 black
neons, 3 skirt tetras, 2 home-raised mollies, 1 home raised guppy, 4 ottos,
2 albino and 3 juli cories, 1 pleco, one female betta, and 1 paradise
gourami. I do not recommend this setup for new or inexperienced fish
-Plants: "hardy" aponongetons, red tiger lotus, banana plants, java ferns,
hornwort, and amazon swords.
-Single 20 watt 5000K light, plain gravel, Regent 30-60 power filter.
Ammonia 0ppm, Nitrite 0ppm, Nitrate 30ppm, KH 2°, pH 6.4.
After a long hiatus away from them.
When I was a kid I had two aquariums and was really heavy into it.
Now 30 years later I am just getting back into it again. I remember
quite a bit. But Im having a rpoblem now that I never faced before.
Because of space, I bought a 10 gallon tank. I currently have 3
platties, two fruit tetras, two african frogs, a small cat, and a
bumble bee fish. They all get along great. But this is the problem I
am having. I have my heater set to go on when the temp drops below 78
degrees. And it does. At night (From about 10pm through to morning)
it stays at pretty much a steady 78 degrees. But during the day
(starting about 8 am) it starts climbing until it gets about 82 then
stops. I was told that this is not a good temperature for my fish.
However they seem to act just fine with it. Its back here in the home
office where I spend the majority of my day so I see it regularly. So
I know a few things.
During the day, the heater never turns on.
Shutting the hood light off dosn't lower the temp.
The sun does not hit it.
The room never gets above about 75 degrees in here.
Someone suggested I had a faulty thermometer. So I went and bought
another one. It reads the same.
How can I drop the temp? Or is 82 ok? It never seems to get above
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Patrick"
> I think 82°F is fine, but 82°C would be bad. :) The tetras,catfish,
> and platties will be fine for sure, not sure about the frog andbumble bee
> fish (what is a bumble bee fish?), but tropicals will be fine atthose temps
> If you could prop the lid open for air circulation and take thelid off of
> the filter if it is a power filter it might keep it down to 80. Ikeep mine
> at 80° for a year now with no trouble. I don't use an air pump,but I have
> a good, strong filter. If you don't have a strong filter, an airpump will
> increase gas exchange at night and live plants increase O2 levelsin the day
> Just some ideas.Thanks Patrick.
> Patrick N.
Yes. I open the top up during the day and it seems to help maintian
it about 82. If I shut it it goes up to about 84.
My power filter has no top. So thats one less worry.
Bumble Bee Fish? Well I had never heard of them either. But thats
what the fish store calls them. They are a tank cleaning fish. They
are solid black with a yellow vertical strip on each side. Kinda of a
cute little thing. I can't find anything on line about them. The only
one I can find is the Bumble Bee Goby. And thats not him.
- --- Patrick <americanfishguy@...> wrote:
> I think 82�F is fine, but 82�C would be bad. :)I've have an African Dwarf Frog in an Eclipse Three
> The tetras, catfish,
> and platties will be fine for sure, not sure about
> the frog and bumble bee
> fish (what is a bumble bee fish?), but tropicals
> will be fine at those temps
that stays around 82F for several months now and he's
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