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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 09:59 PM
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Depends on the shrimp you are keeping. And most importantly how warm you keep your house lol. My apartment is not that warm I wear a sweatshirt most of the time but my fan is on quite a lot to keep it at 68.
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post #17 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 10:16 PM
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I have heaters, but never use them. The house stays a constant 72 and the tanks a tad cooler than that.
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Here in Toronto, never mind...
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Goodbye winter. Spring forward everybody!! Don't forget to change your clock forward.
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Okay. I was just wondering why anyone would pull the heaters.

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Okay. I was just wondering why anyone would pull the heaters.
I had 4 different heaters before. No matter what temperature I set them (even the lowest one) they're always warmer than without a heater.

Example: I had one in my 12g tank. It was winter and the heater (with lowest setting) able to keep my tank at 76-78 temperatures. I decided that's too warm for my shrimp so I pull the plug. After one day and night of keeping track, my tank is about 75 during warmest time of the day and 70 in the coolest night time.

So in the summer I suspect heater to be working even if you turn to the lowest setting. So to be safe it's better to unplug the heater to avoid any unnecessary heats or in case of a malfunctioning heater.
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Warming up in Minnesota too. Our high today was around 37. Shorts and Tee shirts for us once it hits around 50.
lol. was wearing shorts yesterday it was around 35-40 in wisconsin
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Time to pull the heaters

I run heaters to keep temp stable through winter for better breeding! Stable temps at 68 for my tigers and 72 for my tb and crs. And 76 for the neos. I get good breeding all year round with this


I pull the, to give more room and less cords


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May I know what heater are you using?
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Time to pull the heaters

I run aqua top digitalis so I know the temp and exactly what I have it set at


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Thanks for the info. How is it working for you so far? I just googled it but its pretty pricey, though I need a new heater because my current one always heats up more than it set at.
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