Thread: Tank in an unheated room?
10-11-2012, 03:51 AM #1Junior Member Guppy
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Tank in an unheated room?
I am thinking about getting a larger tank. My meanie wife LOL won't allocate any more house room for another tank. I have an enclosed unheated front porch. If I were to move my present tank to the porch and oversize the heaters would the front porch work?
10-11-2012, 03:55 AM #2
It depends on how cold the porch gets, how big your tank is and how powerful your heaters are.
10-11-2012, 04:10 AM #3
Just let her sleep there and move the tank into the bedroom.
10-11-2012, 04:13 AM #4
+1 to homemadepopcorn. Also the heaters can't cool a tank down, so rising temperatures would be a factor in the summer.Finally reached 6 tanks... oh god, this addiction is getting serious. 75g mbuna tank, 65g gold severum, 55g OB peacock breeding colony, 30g(36x18) growout, 20 long Dwarf Alto's, 10g fry tank.
If I die young bury me in... An 8x2x2 with versa tops and a large sump for adequate filtration;)
10-11-2012, 10:51 AM #5
10-11-2012, 06:14 PM #6
0Originally Posted by Marshel120gal rectangular (freshwater)
46 gallon bowfront (breeder tank)
5 gallon hexagon (office desk tank)
10-11-2012, 11:32 PM #7
depending on how stable the temperature is in your porch
you could just stock with species such as goldfish, rosy red minnows and white cloud mountain minnows that don't mind low temperatures. goldfish and rosy reds can survive ponds frozen over and I have kept white clouds at as low as 16°C without any issues.