temperature

  1. J

    Water too warm. Inaccurate thermometer?

    Background: I just purchased this 5.5 gallon tank kit and began cycling today. I've used quick start, stress coat, and a bit of fish flakes. The filter, heater, and thermometer are installed, but only the filter is plugged in for now. I rinsed and added black sand, and the tank is filled...
  2. F

    Help with aquarium heater?

    I need some opinions on what to do regarding my aquarium heater. I have a 3.5 gallon tank and the Aqueon 10W mini heater. My thermometer (which I’m not sure I fully trust, but anyway) says that when I leave the heater plugged in the water gets up to about 83 degrees Fahrenheit. It stays...
  3. Barry Tetra

    How to lower water temp?

    I have lots of fishes; Black ghost, discus, angelfish, silver dollar, goldfish, rosy barb, kuhli, betta, swordtails, ram, pleco, loaches (clown and kubotai loach) My country temp is 35c (95F) Questions; 1. Which fish should be kept in lower temp? 2. Is there anyway to lower the temp with out...
  4. Tttay89

    My friend accidentally had his filter AND heater off for two weeks!!! HELP

    Right... My friend is getting rid of his fish and tank and moved It into his kitchen two weeks ago. I assumed he filled it up again when he moved it down...however... I went there yesterday to rehome some of his fish. And I was shocked to see it only half full with no water pumping through the...
  5. S

    Best heater for 110 gallon tank

    I have a 110 gallon tank that I'm currently trying to heat but while I was looking for one to buy I kept getting varied reviews. What would be the best heater for me to buy for my tank, on both accuracy and temperature control.
  6. E

    Starting new tank with established water

    Hi guys, I’ve just set up a 180 litre tank, and I used about 25 litres of well established tank water. The tank took a while to heat up to 24 degrees Celsius (overnight). I’ve added safe start bacteria, as well as tap safe and added some fish food for ammonia. I also placed 3 moss balls from...
  7. C

    Question regarding Swordtails.

    I have a group of swordtails in a tank at the moment 1 male and 5 females in a 35 gallon tank. One of my neon swords is possibly gravid at this point and I have a question regarding water temperatures. Does anybody have any information in regards to the best water temperatures to keep the tank...
  8. I

    Goldfish and plec tank

    Hi there, basically I’ve got a tank that I’ve had set up a while and over time my fish have eventually passed on but i have still got left my full size bristlenose plec and I was wondering if I was to slowly reduce the temperature from about 25 to 23 degrees Celsius if I would be able to have...
  9. L

    Help with temperatures please

    Hi, i have recently set up a 135l tank its been cycling for nearly 4 weeks so yesterday i put my first group of fish in. I thought the water felt cold (i keep meaning to buy a thermometer) so i bought another heater. Currently I have 2 200w heaters on either side of the tank at 30 degrees C...
  10. T

    Unusual water change help

    So I know how to normally change my betta's water when his tank and the new water are the same temperature. The issue is I live in a dorm with no AC so I have a fan on his little tank so the temperature doesn't go too high. However, because of the fan on his water, the water I want to add is a...
  11. V

    Dealing with ich on a swordtail

    Hi everyone, I have a female swordtail who was a bit stressed in our community tank (we have two male swordtails and one female), so I moved her so a small planted tank on her own. She immediately seemed happier there, but came down with a case of ich, though there were only a few spots. I'm...
  12. simonero

    Golden Dojo.. Please help with conflicting care information

    Hi! I recently bought 2 juvenile golden dojo loaches. I'd identified them as tank-compatible in the past, but hadn't done much recent research and had to decide about the purchase on the spot. Now, for 2 things in particular, the internet seems to contain contradictory and even opposite...
  13. Flubberlump

    Can't keep temperature stable throughout tank

    Tank size - 25ltr (~6.5gal) planted Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 10-20 pH - 7 Temperature - should be 27C throughout Inhabitants - 1 male betta splendens, 3 Sulawesi snails Plants - bacopa amplexicaulis, cryptocorne moellmanii, Anubias nana mini, dwarf hairgrass, water lettuce I have a 25w...
  14. ChrisRyan

    Ich Advice

    Hello! So I don't have a quarantine tank, and I added a rainbow fish about 3 weeks ago. After a few days I noticed the ich and over a couple days increased the temperature of the tank (29 gal) to 90 degrees F. I was just lowering the temp today (14 days since temp increase) and noticed a neon...
  15. P

    Temperature Controller And Temperature Variance

    Hi guys for those who you a temperature controller, what do you set your variance to ?    For example mine is set to 26.3 degrees C and it will turn on the heater when it hits 26 degrees C and turns of when it reaches the set 26.3  therefore variance of 0.3 degrees C.   Thanks for the help in...
  16. Charphlosion

    Cooling Fans In A Hot Summer

    Hi, I've had a tank for a few months now. It's 80L and I have an angelfish and a sucker. I had a dwarf gourami but recently my air con broke and it got too hot for the poor thing. It's been up to 30C in the tank some days, maybe even higher! My angelfish and sucker fish seem totally fine, but...
  17. B

    Temperature For Guppies

    Hey! I was just wondering what the best temperature for my tank is.  I have guppies, mollies, tetras, and an algae eater.  Is there a "perfect spot" for the temperature? 
  18. rpgmomma8404

    Temperature/heater Question?

    My 15 gallon seems to be hold up at 80 degrees. I don't know what brand the heater is but it is a submersible. Seems to work great but I wonder if 80 is too much for a tropical tank?   Then my 10 gallon has a tetra whisper heater 5-15. The tank has been sticking around 77.9 - 78. Would that be...
  19. S

    Very High Tank Temperature - Thoughts?

    Hi I am new to this forum - I would be really grateful for any thoughts.   My 60litre, which has been out of action for years, is newly set up and cycling  - my issue is that the water temperature sits at between 30 deg cent and 32 all of the time - I live in Singapore and the tank is in a room...
  20. I

    Tank Cycling-With Fish...

    So we had an iccident that caused us to have to clean out our HOB completely, and now our tank is cycling again. I have raised the temp to 80f, as I think the higher temp increases bacterial growth, and a hope to minimize parasites while the cycling is happening. Anyways, I use the Fluval 45 Bow...
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