05-23-2007, 01:23 PM
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What did I forget?
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. Back in college we had a huge tank that we kept a couple of fish in. But, since I'm from West coast I couldn't exactly take my fish or afford take any of it with me.
Anyway, long story short, I bought a 20 gallon the other day because I miss having an aquarium around. I rinsed the gravel and intend to finish filling it and running it through the filter tonight. I know that I need to get a thermometer to check the temp.
I feel that I forgot something though. I live in Orange County and it's been rather warm with summer just about here. In Michigan we definatly needed one, but I don't know a whole lot about fish keeping in the warmer states. Do I need to get a heater? Is there something that I need to look into to help keep my tank from getting too warm?
Thanks so much!