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post #11 of 12 Old 12-02-2008, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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cool, I will try that!

29 Gallon Freshwater Tank
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1 Rainbow Shark, 2 Assorted Platies, 1 Gold Lyretail Molly, 1 Black Molly, 1 Rosy Barb, 7 Neon Tetras, 6 Serpae Tetras, 3 Large Snails, Several ghost shrimp.

30 Gallon Long Saltwater Tank
Under Construction. Nova Extreme Pro T5 HO Lights, 6-39 Watt Bulbs,
G1X Protein Skimmer with 3500 Sedra Power head. 75 lbs. Live Rock, Sinularia, Zoanthids, Finger Leather, 45 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs
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post #12 of 12 Old 12-04-2008, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by mattt View Post
I would say the room temp is fine at 76F. As long as the water temp doesn't dip below 70F you should be fine. Plants especially prefer cooler water and I can't see any advantages of raising your water temp any higher. I don't use heaters in any of my 4 indoor tanks and my fish are fine.
Different plants have different temperature requirements and most plants sold for use in tropical tanks require tropical temperatures. 76 degrees is pushing the low end of normal tropical temperatures, and 70 degrees will definitely compromise the immune systems of your tropical fish and may be detrimental to your plants.

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