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Old 02-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Someone has to have some advice on this
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #3
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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Meh at least you responded you get points for that
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:05 PM   #5
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #6
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 07:04 PM   #9
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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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Old 02-12-2013, 09:22 PM   #12
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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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Old 02-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #13
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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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