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03-06-2013 04:27 AM
Rcfan08 I run one. I live in Mililani.. its cold as ...(relatively) in the morning quite often.
03-04-2013 05:37 AM
Morbo Cool, thanks. I understand that it definitely seems silly to use a heater for tropical fish in a tropical climate, but some parts of Hawaii definitely get cooler than a lot of non-Hawaii residents understand. Needless to say I want to provide the best possible environment for my fish!
03-04-2013 05:28 AM
Kai808 I don't use one and all my tanks are outside. Durning the winter the water temps were in the mid 60's and during the day it went into the high 70's. I have a couple of betta's, bosemani, turquios, red rainbows, threadfin rainbows, scarlet badis, rasbora's, and a lot of guppies and they were fine. I do keep a heater just incase of an ich episode.
03-04-2013 04:56 AM
bikercarl Aloha Morbo,

Depending on where you live and what you're raising, you probably won't need a heater. I have, in the past used heaters when I was raising/breeding Discus. I needed to get the water temp up for them to be happy.

Best of luck!
BikerCarl
03-04-2013 04:09 AM
xmas_one Dude, you live in the tropics...
03-04-2013 03:47 AM
plantbrain Depends if you keep some SA species perhaps, most species however, no.
03-03-2013 09:18 PM
Morbo
Living in HI do I need a heater?

Just wanted to know if people here in Hawaii use a heater for tropical tanks or not. I don't, and during the summer I noticed that my tank's temp was running at about 79-80 degrees, but currently it's closer to 75 on average. After noticing this recently I'm definitely thinking of getting heaters for my tropicals so the temp is more stable. Plus I know my higher temp fish would appreciate this (bettas, GBR, etc). Any thoughts?

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