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Old 07-12-2008, 11:42 PM   #1
 
need help..

guys, if you set-up the heater in a 80 degrees F.. can we feel the warmest of the water or not?

because, i set-up mine to that temperature, and when i feel it, i think it's not warm.. is there any possibilities that my heater is not working? need help guys.. thanks in advance..
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Old 07-13-2008, 12:19 AM   #2
 
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Water at 80 degrees should feel slightly cool to the touch. Remember, your body temperature is about 98.6. Anything below that should feel cool or cold (depending on the deviation from that temperature).
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:19 AM   #3
 
so, my heater is fine, eh? and so with my cichlids?

thanks for the quick response..
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Old 07-13-2008, 01:42 AM   #4
 
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I would see about getting yourself a thermometer just to be sure. Even a cheap stick on one would keep your mind at ease.

You may want to consider keeping your temperature set a little lower than 80 too. I'd aim for 78, Thats where I keep mine at.
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Old 07-13-2008, 02:04 AM   #5
 
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Some cichlids do better in warmer temperatures. I believe it would in large part depend on what particular species you are caring for but 78 to 80 should be comfortable to most.
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