water temp issues/questions
Hi everyone - I have a 1.2 gal fish bowl that I am getting started as a planted nano. I have flourite and a couple of pieces of driftwood and a lamp with an 11w cf light. I am going to plant some HC as soon as I can get some and eventually have cherry shrimp with maybe a couple of male guppies. My house is a little old and drafty so I bought the hydor mini heater to put in the bottom. I hate the way that the cord looks sticking out of the bowl, but if I need it . . . then I need it. Here is the problem - with the heater (in case you don't know, this little heater does not have a thermostat) the temp ranges from 76-84 which is a little on the high side. Without the heater, the temp ranges from 65-75 which is kinda low. Am I better of with or without the heater for what I want?