02-06-2014, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by relaxedcrazyman
So I am still in the process of setting up my 10g tank. Plants are thriving, just put cherry shrimp in yesterday. But i am still having problems working out my temp swings.
My house goes from about 65F during the day to 50F at night and it doesnt seem like my tank heater is keeping up. During the day water temp will hover around 75F but at night drops to ~70F. I know those temp swings are not good. I was using a second hand 50W heater, so I bought a brand new 50W heater and it is still having the same issue. Should I return the heater and get a 100W? Would that help, or will it end up having the same issue? I am going to be stocking Galaxy Rasbora and Pygmy Cories. Will they be okay with the temp swings?
personally I don't think 5 degrees warrants worry. However if you would rather see it more stable you should try both 50w heater at different sides of the tank before buying a 100w. you may achieve more stability that way.