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Old 08-27-2009, 04:28 PM   #11
 
Something like a 20 g.

I meant to say outside tap above: an outside tank in my neck of the woods is folly.

If my house is wood heated, I'd have room temperatures of something like 68 F for room temperature at best. I'd be 5-10 degrees off the heat of the tank, no?
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:29 PM   #12
 
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Personally with a 20g tank, I'd do prop around 2 buckets water each weekend, so those I'd just get from the well and let it 'heat' up a lil inside and call it even.
Even when I'm using tap water, honestly I don't sit there and measure if the water is EXACTLY the same temp then what's in the tank, sure I make sure its not ice freaking cold, but that's about it.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:42 PM   #13
 
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I know noting about well water or water softeners, so I will not comment about that.

If you do go with outside water, you could buy an extra heater to warm up the water or boil some water to add to the cold water. Just some thoughts.
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:48 PM   #14
 
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boil some water to add to the cold water. Just some thoughts.
Just for safety reason, as I met pretty creative folks in forums before: Pls don't poor the boiling hot water in your tank/ on the fish
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Old 08-27-2009, 06:52 PM   #15
 
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Just for safety reason, as I met pretty creative folks in forums before: Pls don't poor the boiling hot water in your tank/ on the fish
Thanks Angel, maybe I should have stated that better!
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Old 08-31-2009, 09:34 AM   #16
 
So as luck would have it, I found a 10 G used for a great price.

I'm holding out for a fully aquatic fish tank for something bigger, and I'm thinking about fire belly newts, terrestial hermit crabs, aquatic red clawed crabs, or aquatic African dwarf frogs for this one. The brackish red clawed crabs seem the best match with my water. Are the amphibians out with even trace salt?
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:27 PM   #17
 
IMO test your tap waters KH, GH, and PH. The water softener is fine. I run high tech planted tank that requires 50% weekly water changes. These are done direct from the tap using both hot and cold water to match aquarium temp. I don't condition the water with anything and the water does not bypass the softener. I've raised german blue rams from 1/8" fry to adults who spawned(then ate the eggs). I've kept African dwarf frogs and have had my two caecilians for 2 years now. Along with a range of tetras and some gouramis.
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