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Old 04-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #11
 
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More plants, and especially some floating plants will have a real benefit.

What is the question about heaters?

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:08 PM   #12
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something similar to Corkscrew Vallisneria (Vallisneria spiralis var. spiralis) Profile
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #13
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im thinking about getting some freshwater pipefish, 2 or 3
I'd skip the pipefish or at least do some really heavy duty research on them. Almost everything I've heard about them is how hard they are to keep alive. Shame because they're so neat looking.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #14
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #15
 
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More plants, and especially some floating plants will have a real benefit.

What is the question about heaters?

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floating plants? like lily pads? i have a old 115w heater and when i plug it in it brings the water to like 85 degrees even thought the dial is at 75, do you think its broken? when i took it out of the water it started smoking but only for a second.

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Old 04-30-2012, 07:43 PM   #16
 
If your water heater is going above what you set it to, it's time to replace it. One of the best ones I've used so far is the Aqueon Pro.

Aqueon Pro Heaters, Aquarium Heaters | PetSolutions
It comes in different sizes for different tanks, doesn't have the same issues glass ones have (tend to be ugly, harder to hide, don't blend as well, can shatter on you, etc).
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
 
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If your water heater is going above what you set it to, it's time to replace it. One of the best ones I've used so far is the Aqueon Pro.

Aqueon Pro Heaters, Aquarium Heaters | PetSolutions
It comes in different sizes for different tanks, doesn't have the same issues glass ones have (tend to be ugly, harder to hide, don't blend as well, can shatter on you, etc).
thank you they are cheap too, my old one was 115 so would 100w be right for 55 gallons?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:51 PM   #18
 
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thank you they are cheap too, my old one was 115 so would 100w be right for 55 gallons?
You'd want a 150 watt one at the very least.
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:59 PM   #19
 
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That photo of the school looks good! :D
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Old 05-01-2012, 05:24 PM   #20
 
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For floating plants, check this section in our profiles. Also, some stem plants do well floating.
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