Heater for 29 gallon tank and Lighting
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Heater for 29 gallon tank and Lighting

Heater for 29 gallon tank and Lighting

This is a discussion on Heater for 29 gallon tank and Lighting within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> What is a Good not to expensive Heater I can buy for my tank also is it bad to leave the light on all ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Rainbow Emperor Tetra
Rainbow Emperor Tetra
Golden Tetra
Golden Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Heater for 29 gallon tank and Lighting
Old 07-22-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
 
Heater for 29 gallon tank and Lighting

What is a Good not to expensive Heater I can buy for my tank also is it bad to leave the light on all day and night ? I would appreciate the advice :
sleeper69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:41 PM   #2
 
jentralala's Avatar
 
There are many types of heaters. I found mine on Drs. Foster and Smith, I think they all pretty much work equally. I use the Jager on my 35 and a Hydor on my 10. Both seem to work fine, but I live in very warm weather so they don't have to be on constantly.

Also, yes, it's bad for the light to be on 24/7. Fish need time to rest, and they do this in darkness. Fish can't close thei eyes and block out light like mammals can. It's good to emulate nature, with roughly 12 hours of light and 12 of dark. This can of course be altered as needed, especially to control algae.

Constant light will put fish under stress as it's not natural for them, and will make them more susceptible to disease. This is especially true for nocturnal fish (kuhli loaches come to mind), as they prefer to be active during the night.
jentralala is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
 
Thanks! you seem like you have alot of knowledge about fish. Can you tell me what kind of affect buying a brand new filter system for my tank and replacing it with my new one i keep hearing you have to run them at the same time for a month but I dont remember fish keeping being this much of a hassle lol. Thanks again
sleeper69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 02:25 PM   #4
 
jentralala's Avatar
 
It could send your tank into a mini-cycle, as the filter holds a good chunk of beneficial bacteria (the stuff that processes fish waste and renders it mostly harmless. It exists all over the tank, but there's a good portion in filters.).

What could potentially happen is that you have less bacteria than fish waste being produced, so your fish could end up dying from being poisoned from their own waste.

You can skip running both on the tank if you salvage as much old media as possible and place it within the new filter, and keep an eye on ammonia and do PWCs if ammonia ever rises above 0.

The idea with running them both is that the new filter would have time to colonize bacteria, while the old one is still running and taking care of the ammonia being produced by fish. Then when you eventually remove the old filter, you should theoretically have enough bacteria in the new filter to avoid a mini cycle.
jentralala is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #5
 
I have a Aqueon Pro, Fluval E, Hydor and Jager heaters as an experiment to see how they last. The Hydoe is the only one short enough for my Betta tank. They have all performed well. The Hydor was the cheapest.

I'm a safety nut so I have two heaters in each tank in case one fails. I haven't yet figured out what to do if one of the heaters sticks on. There are some alarms advertised but I've heard kind bad things about them.
avraptorhal is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lighting for 5 gallon tank Jill90 Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 12 11-30-2011 12:42 PM
55 gallon tank lighting MckinneyFish Beginner Planted Aquarium 13 10-28-2011 11:08 PM
lighting a 30 gallon tank dallops_of_polyps Saltwater Aquarium Equipment 2 04-17-2010 10:31 AM


Tags
29 gallon tank, heater placement, heater recommendation

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:45 PM.