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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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If you could pick a temperature that perfect for growing a variety of plants what would it be? I know some plants prefer it a little cooler or warmer than others, but what temperature will they all thrive at? I broke down and bought a heater today because it is bitter cold here in Central Illinois and the central air can't keep the ambient temperature over 65, and some of my plants have slowed down in their growth.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2005, 08:01 PM
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76.5F is a good choice

It all depends a little on the differential. How cold does the room get, how strong is your heater, how much does the temperature drop during the night.

If you notice that the heater is a little too weak, just set the temp slightly higher. If you notice that the lights heat up the water during the day, set the temp a little lower.

I think a slight temperature drop over night could be natural for some fishies and plants.


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76.5F is a good choice
I'm going to have to disagree with you Wasser......

76.3254F is ideal.



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My tank is usually at about 79 f. I can not get it any lower with a glass top and my 96w above, my heater is set to the lowest setting and it never comes on.

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