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High tech tank Temprature

Just started high tech tank 17 gallon cube with co2

I removed my heater because it takes so much space in the tank and the tank is at 69-70 degrees F , is this ok? Or does it need to be warmer?

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Tropica plants:

-Ludwigia Palustris
-Murdania Keisak
-Monte Carlo
-Staurogyne repens
-pogostemon erectus
-Myriophyllum mattogrossense
-Althernanthera Reneickii mini
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Just started high tech tank 17 gallon cube with co2

I removed my heater because it takes so much space in the tank and the tank is at 69-70 degrees F , is this ok? Or does it need to be warmer?

Plants:

Tropica plants:

-Ludwigia Palustris
-Murdania Keisak
-Monte Carlo
-Staurogyne repens
-pogostemon erectus
-Myriophyllum mattogrossense
-Althernanthera Reneickii mini
plants can handle up to ice water. dont trip about the plants. only fishes really need the heater during winter
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Thanks for the reply, I want to know will plants do better at 69-70 then 75-76?
 
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Plants will do way better at 77-78 than 69-70. I noticed the most amount of difference in plant growth once I upped my tank temperature. If the thermometer is taking space in the tank, you can opt for an inline heater. What fishes do you have?
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I have no fish, I was told plants will do way better in colder temperatures especially carpeting plants then 78-80

https://youtu.be/vPsirguiGZ4

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I have no fish, I was told plants will do way better in colder temperatures especially carpeting plants then 78-80
too cold of water plants will go into winter hibernation mode and freeze growth

warmer water is more comfortable for plants and will increase growth
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Is it easier to grow at 69-70 then 76-80? Because In that video it says at 76-80 plant metabolism is 2x then it is at 69-70 and if there isn’t enough co2 and nutrients it will start to die off and cause algae problems where at 69-70 co2 stays better in tank slower plant growth and more forgiving?
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My thoughts are anything that is a tropical or subtropical native plant has evolved over millions of years to adapt to the climate they are in which is 70-80deg f. (at minimum) in most of those areas or more. Plants coming from other areas are probably more tolerant of lower temps but should do well in the mid 70's. I build an inline heater for my heater with pvc and it keeps all areas of the tank at the same temp and didnt cost much to build.
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Is it easier to grow at 69-70 then 76-80? Because In that video it says at 76-80 plant metabolism is 2x then it is at 69-70 and if there isnít enough co2 and nutrients it will start to die off and cause algae problems where at 69-70 co2 stays better in tank slower plant growth and more forgiving?
lol honestly i wouldn't worry over small details like this. I have kept plants and fishes with no heater for years. room temperature is fine.
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Ahh great thanks , you kept high tech tanks? With no heater? I just find the heater makes the whole tank ugly
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