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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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Office tank temp and plants

Right now in my office temp of my tank is abou 70 to 72. On cold days and overnight when I come in the next morning temp is 63. But it warms up when the office is open. I have crypts, Anubis, and java fern. I don't care about growth but can I expect survivability? At least til spring and summer when the office heats up? Also using ferts, root tabs, liquid carbon, and floramax
Substrate with 4 ghost shrimp and 3 white cloud
Minnows. Tank is 2.5 gallons. Has filter. Sorry for poor grammar, at work and on phone.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Someone has to have some advice on this
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I wish I could offer you a suggestion, but I'm new to all this. I'm very interested in the answer as well.

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Meh at least you responded you get points for that
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Yay! Points!

Don't even know if this is a good idea or not, but can you put in one of those small betta heaters or something to keep the temp even?

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Ya I can do that, but I don't want to invest more in my office tank than I have to. But if that's what I need to do that's what I'll do, I was thinking about doing that. I'm just tired of goin to petssmart...
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My guess is that the fauna will be fine. I've kept White Clouds and Red Cherry Shrimp in outdoor containers when it got into the 50s at night. As far as flora, the crypts might not like it, but I bet the rest will be fine. Give it a try and see.
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Shouldn't be an issue. All the plants you listed are pretty hardy.

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Well even if they don't like it, I assume they will at least last until I get a heater, not expecting growth, just survival and sustainability.
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Shouldn't be an issue. All the plants you listed are pretty hardy.
+1. And if you're paranoid don't get a mini beta heater. Get a metal catalina heater (50w) and set it low until you find a good working temp. They're really powerful.
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Ya I tried to go with hardy plants for this reason. Also my white cloud minnows have been acting wierd, they go to the corner of the tank where my java ferns are and do a headstand on the bottom and just stay still.
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Ya I tried to go with hardy plants for this reason. Also my white cloud minnows have been acting wierd, they go to the corner of the tank where my java ferns are and do a headstand on the bottom and just stay still.
Didn't know you had minnows - they're relatively cold water fish. A 50W heater might not be your best bet.
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As far as flora, the crypts might not like it, but I bet the rest will be fine. Give it a try and see.
Yea I think everything is fine except the crypt. They do need warm temperature.
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