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howiehok34 11-05-2010 04:51 PM

Newbie Question - maintaining temperature
Hi, Just setting up my new tropical fish tank - got a Juwel Vision 180, and just letting it cycle

Was wondering how you maintain temperature - ie how many hours do you put lights on at night, and does it affect the temperature much? Will fish mind temperature going up a degree or two in evening?

kitten_penang 11-05-2010 05:10 PM

depends on how intense is the light,how high it is about the water surface, how long it's on and whether the room has shot is to have a thermometer in the tank at room temp is 28 after the lights are on it will gradually go up to 30 at the top layer around 5 cm below the water line.

howiehok34 11-06-2010 11:28 AM

I do have thermometer - temperature understandably goes up a degree or so by putting on lights each evening - i presume this poses no problem to fish?

zof 11-06-2010 11:40 AM

A degree or two is not much to worry about, I do wonder what bulb you are using, if incandescent these tend to put out more heat then light so you might look into a florescent bulb.

kitten_penang 11-06-2010 12:22 PM

yup thats true. my tank goes up and down 2 degrees everyday and the plants and fish are ok

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