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    I had some ghost shrimp but someone plugged in the old heater I was letting cool and they did not make it with both heaters being on. I got some more after that but they did not live very long. I would like to try a different type of shrimp. Any suggestions? The tank temp is around 82.

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    Amano shrimp are very hardy. Cherry shrimp as well, but the neons will eat the baby shrimp. I would also suggest turning the temp down to about 76 degrees. The water does not have to be that warm unless you are keeping discus or treating a specific illness.
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    Oh I was under the impression that 82 was the right temp for tropical fish. I got a heater for my Betta. It doesn't have anything to adjust the settings it just keeps the water at 82. Should I get a new heater for him. Whats a good temp for the Betta.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J5589
    Oh I was under the impression that 82 was the right temp for tropical fish. I got a heater for my Betta. It doesn't have anything to adjust the settings it just keeps the water at 82. Should I get a new heater for him. Whats a good temp for the Betta.
    The vast majority of tropical fish do well at 76-78 degrees. 80+ is for discus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrona
    The vast majority of tropical fish do well at 76-78 degrees. 80+ is for discus.
    82 is too high for most species. chrona hit it on the head with 76-78

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    i use a constant 75F

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    Also, question your heater brands. Most heaters have a thermometer in them and can be adjusted. I don't care if you have 5 heaters in a tank, if all are set at the same temp they should shut off when the water reaches that temp. Adding another heater should not double your temperature.
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    ^ Though it should be noted that having too MUCH heating (more than 5 watts per gallon) will result in temperature swings when the heater kicks on that will stress the fish.
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    yep. the rule is 5 watts/gallon, so for most tanks...

    2.5g- 12 watt heater or a 50 watt turned really low
    5g- 25 watts, or a 50 watt turned low
    10g- 50 watts
    20g- 100 watts
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    Lots of resources recommend rather warm water for Betta. 78-85 degrees so it's not weird that OP has his at that temp.

    However, most shrimps prefer colder water 80 degrees F is just about the top limit for lots of species.

    Placement of the heater is also important. I have one that sits in the filter housing which quickly distributes warm water. Always try to put the heater in an area of the tank where there's a lot of current.

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