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post #1 of 8 Old 09-19-2009, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hey does a 5 gallon tank need a heater?

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post #2 of 8 Old 09-19-2009, 10:05 PM
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depends what fish are in it, if its by a window all kinds of factors gunna need some more info before i can help ya. Money
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post #3 of 8 Old 09-19-2009, 11:05 PM
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IMHO any tropical fish being kept in a tank that has the possibility of falling below 75 needs a heater. Personally I'd never let my tanks dip below 78. If you are keeping a temperate species (minnows, goldfish, etc.) you can forgo a heater. (Also, I know I don't need to tell you that 5G is too small for goldfish )

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post #4 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 01:03 AM
Like aunt kymmie and moneymitch said, its completely dependent on what fish your keeping and where your keeping them. I'm keeping a 5 gallon with only ghost shrimp and I dont use a heater. When its winter time, i put in this mini heater from hydor. You cant adjust the temp but it warms the water about 2-3 degrees above ambient room temp.
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post #5 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
I setup the tank and just put snails and some water and gravel from my other tank, then overnight it got to the cold cold temperature of 72 DEGREES!!!! so.....I have decided to get a heater because I am keeping Guppy and Platy Fry in there, and the guppies and platys in my 20 gallon tank like the temperature at 78-80 degrees, so im just going to go ahead and spend the extra 15 bucks to ensure that the little Fry enjoy themselves in the new tank and not be freezing :)

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My Tanks:
20 Gallon Community Tank
5 Gallon Guppy and Fry tank

SOON TO COME!!
A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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post #6 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
Does anybody have some advice on whether or not Guppy and Platy fry mind if they dont have gravel in their tank?

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A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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post #7 of 8 Old 09-20-2009, 10:18 PM
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They will be fine without the substrate.

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post #8 of 8 Old 09-27-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
its ok, Thanx everyone

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20 Gallon Community Tank
5 Gallon Guppy and Fry tank

SOON TO COME!!
A 55-75 gallon tank, hopefully

*Remember, its not how big a tank is, its how hard you worked on that small tank.
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