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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-15-2010, 01:57 AM Thread Starter
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are plants(glosso) sensitive to temperature swings

trying to grow healthy glosso carpet in a tank with no heater. there will be no fish in the tank just plants. i live in los angeles and temp does change drastically every season and ive seen my tank water go up to 90F in a couple of days during summers(though there are alot of factors to consider). my question is, would plants(glosso in particular) in a non heater controlled tank tolerate tempt swings as the season changes(in southern california...yes people, the weather isnt perfect all year round lol)

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plants are pretty resilient to weather and will tolerate most extremes for short, it will definitely survive...but not sure if it will thrive
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Did a 30%water change on a 120 gal the other day & the water I filled with was cold enough to kill the Polygonum S paulo that had just been trimmed within minutes it turned it black. also had mowed my glosso foreground & the incoming frigid water which was going directly on the Glosso has not fazed it!! Glosso looks great ...Poor poor Poly S Paulo

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