can i go with out a heater for some time
My heater has been on the fritz lately it has been going up on temperature. It started this week when i noticed that my temp was on 85 F and i always keep my temp at 75 F so i was thinking i could leave it out for some weeks(5 or 6). It is warm were i am which is Florida and my house stays around 74 - 73 F so will they be fine for that time with out a heater.
it's going to depend on your fish. Some will be okay at the lower temp but others won't. check their profiles on google to see what temps they require.
If your room temp is too low, then the price of a good heater may make a difference in what you could lose in fish :o(
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Unless you get a cold night you should be okay, but you realy should replace your heater ASAP.
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When you come to buy a new heater, don't try to go cheap. Heaters are the most important piece of equipment in a fish tank; a malfunctioning heater can kill the entire tank of fish overnight.
There are a couple of other current threads on heaters, and as therein I recommend Eheim Jager. There are undoubtedly other good brands too, I just happen to have a store stocking these close to me and they are very reliable heaters. Without knowing the tank size I can't suggest a suitable wattage, but generally speaking higher is better. For some reason, at least in my experience, the 50w heaters tend to malfunction more. In fact, I have never had a higher wattage heater malfunction, whatever brand, and some of mine are 15 years old. And you may want two in the tank, if it is more than 3 feet in length; in 4-foot tanks, a heater at each end, next to the filter intake and return respectively, is best.
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