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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-07-2019, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on Lowering Tank Temps at Night

I haven't really found much online surprisingly, but there seems to be a few experienced fish keepers that maintain two temperature ranges in their tank. A higher temp for daytime and lower temp a night to mimic their natural environment. I realize that the majority of all our fish are tank breed, so maybe this is just over complicating things, but is there any benefit for the fish or even the plants? One small benefit I see is a slightly lower electric bill, but that's not worth stressing my fish unnecessarily of course. I know breeders fluctuate their temps to get their fish to spawn, so obviously temperature fluctuations do have some benefits to the fish as well. I kind of doubt any of this has much effect on plants, but perhaps I'm wrong. Please educate me!

My Inkbird controller should be here Friday and I have the capability to set two cycles of temps during a 24 hr period.

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