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post #1 of 5 Old 11-05-2010, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie Question - maintaining temperature

Hi, Just setting up my new tropical fish tank - got a Juwel Vision 180, and just letting it cycle

Was wondering how you maintain temperature - ie how many hours do you put lights on at night, and does it affect the temperature much? Will fish mind temperature going up a degree or two in evening?
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post #2 of 5 Old 11-05-2010, 06:10 PM
depends on how intense is the light,how high it is about the water surface, how long it's on and whether the room has ventilation.best shot is to have a thermometer in the tank.my tank at room temp is 28 after the lights are on it will gradually go up to 30 at the top layer around 5 cm below the water line.

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post #3 of 5 Old 11-06-2010, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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I do have thermometer - temperature understandably goes up a degree or so by putting on lights each evening - i presume this poses no problem to fish?
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post #4 of 5 Old 11-06-2010, 12:40 PM
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A degree or two is not much to worry about, I do wonder what bulb you are using, if incandescent these tend to put out more heat then light so you might look into a florescent bulb.
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-06-2010, 01:22 PM
yup thats true. my tank goes up and down 2 degrees everyday and the plants and fish are ok

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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