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    I was just curious, but how exactly does one set up a coldwater tank? Is it just everything else sans the heater? Do you need a chiller?
    10g planted fw; 6 albino bronze corys
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    You need everything but the heater.
    A chiller if you live in a hot climate.
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    Goldfish (if you are wanting to keep goldfish) don't need a chiller even if you live in a hot environment. They can withstand normal temps as well, just nothing like outside heat. An air conditioned house even in a hot environment should work fine for them.

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    Depends on the coldwater fish.... some like sturgeon, minnows, and pickeral hafta stay cold... other native fish (assuming you don't want goldfish) can tolerate higher temps (bluegill, bowfin, perch)... main thing is where you live (climate) and what you wanna keep.
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    I have a 38 gallon cold water setup. AC 110 filter, no heater, no chiller. Fake plants, driftwood, and Tahitian Moon Sand. Fun tank. 2 Dojo loaches and some paradise fish.
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    Ok, thanks for the responses everyone. I love dojos and was thinking maybe sometime in the (distant) future I would keep some. I will likely be living in the Seattle area at that time so it shouldn't be a problem...lol.
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