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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2013, 04:52 AM Thread Starter
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Will my plants die without a heater?

My heater for my aging barrel is not working and I'm wondering if I can take the heater out of my display tank

my display tank is only plants atm (no fish) will my plants be okay without a heater for at least a day?

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Yeah should be fine. I see you're in CA so don't suppose your tank drops to low temp anyways. Should be fine for at least a day if not longer if need be.


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some people run their tanks, containing both flora and fauna, without heaters indefinitely.
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Depends upon the species. Just like terrestrial plants some can withstand cooler and warmer conditions. In my little 2G shrimp tank my heater accidentally got unplugged. The shrimp were fine with the 50F water (it's in the garage) but the crypt melted like crazy.
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6mo set up with Crypt and Vals with no heater here. Unless you are keeping the tank outside or in a cold garage like The V above mentioned, room temp should be fine for your plants.
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