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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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What to keep tank temp at ?

We have a 60 gallon cube with neons,mollys,rummy-noses,hi-fin cat,clown loaches.Swords. Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 04:15 PM
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80? probably isn't too big a deal as long as it's consistent . . .
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 04:56 PM
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72 to 80 is probably fine. Like esarkipato says, what's more important is that it is a constant temperature and doesn't fluctuate wildly. I keep mine at 82 constantly (I use the higher temp because I keep Discus). I have 40 Cardinal Tetras, 5 Cory Cats, 5 Otos, 6 SAEs, and a wide variety of plants. Everything does really well and my algae problems are quite minimal. The only plant that I haven't had success with has been the Madagascar Lace (I'm told it just doesn't tolerate the higher temps).
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I keep my tanks around 72, Rummy nose and tetras are cool with it.
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I try to stay around 76-78 I figure 72-80 is fine then ill stick right in the middle.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-18-2005, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks- thats what we will do- Currently no heater but house temp is always at 74/75,So I have an extra heater from our nano and I will put it in there, we've had some recent deaths so we were thinking maybe temp too low.
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