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Not using a heater in a house with central air
Old 10-05-2011, 10:30 AM   #1
 
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Not using a heater in a house with central air

Anyone here with central air in the house? My two tanks hover at a static 72-76 degrees depending on how long the light has been on. I'm a little worried that as it gets a little colder in the coming months they may begin to get colder, but it's not likely - just a few degrees of fluctuation in the house. Does anyone here not use heaters on their aquarium at all? I may go out and buy one for my 20L today on my way home from work.
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Old 10-05-2011, 11:33 AM   #2
 
In the summer I usually don't use heaters. But my apartment has one small air conditioner, my tanks stay about 80 in the summer without heaters. Come winter though this is Wisconsin and I need heaters. Its expensive enough to keep the rooms 68* when its zero outside.
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Old 10-05-2011, 12:11 PM   #3
 
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Ditto - no heater here in South Florida I need the air conditioning to keep the tanks cooler. I had to lower the temp on my "smart thermostat" for the central air a little lower during the day when I was at work because the water temp in my tank was a bit too high.

Now, it does get cold enough here in the winter I will need a heater to keep the water a constant 75ish
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
 
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You're likely to have some cold nights in the winter in Connecticut. Unless you plan on keeping the house above 70F all winter--day and night--I would get a heater (or two, depending upon tank size). I don't like heating the house at night, and when the nights get down around 40F outside, the house can get down to 60-65F during the night. This is much too cold for a tropical fish tank.
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Old 10-05-2011, 01:59 PM   #5
 
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I caved and bought a 100 watt Aqueon Heater for 50 bucks...yikes
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:17 PM   #6
 
The last I new Connecticut is in the north east where there are winters - you definitely need a heater.
100w Aqueon heaters sell on Amazon for under $20.
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