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Too Warm?

New guy here. I got a Fluval Spec for Christmas that I'm in the middle of cycling for a planted CRS tank. The heater I have is a 10w Aqueon which has been keeping the tank right around 80 to 81 F. Is this too warm to keep CRS? If so what heater have some of you used to get the best temp for your CRS? This heater is the smallest I could get at my LFS.
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No one wants to help a newbie?
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Yes, it's too warm. You won't need a heater for shrimp. CRS should be kept at 72 or below, ideally. Some of my Crystal tanks get as cold as 60 at night with no issues.

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If the heater is adjustable, dial it down. If not, unplug or take out the heater.

From the web page: http://www.planetinverts.com/Crystal...%20Shrimp.html


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English name: Crystal Red Shrimp
Scientific name:
Caridina cf. cantonensis
sp. "Crystal Red"
Origin: Mutation of bee shrimp
Size male/female: 1 inch / 1.2 in
Water temperature: 64 - 78 F
Water Parameters: pH 6.5 - 7.5
Breeding Rate: high
Behaviour: non-agressive
Difficulty: medium-hard
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Yeah, that's too warm in my opinion. My shrimp tank runs about 72.
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In my opinion and experience, 78 is way too warm.

68-72 seems to be the sweet spot for a lot of people.


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Thanks guys! I'll turn the heater off and see where it goes. The tank is in my office and it gets a little cold sometimes but it should be ok if 72 is ideal.
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I don't keep CRS but I find my shrimp do better with no heater, so if the house heat is 68 the tank is about the same, then is summer it will jump up to 72 or 73, these differences seem to help keep them spawning, or they just spawn all the time anyway?


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