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Old 07-14-2012, 11:26 PM   #1 
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Is 82 degrees too hot?

I got my female VT a new heater and it's up to 82. Is that too warm? She's in a 2 gallon.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:48 PM   #2 
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What is the heater set at? Or is it a preset heater? 82 is okay, but a little warm. I normally suggest 78-80.
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Old 07-14-2012, 11:54 PM   #3 
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What is the heater set at? Or is it a preset heater? 82 is okay, but a little warm. I normally suggest 78-80.
Agreed. What temperature was the tank at before the heater was put in? These days, my smaller tanks get up to 80 without heaters (heaters are in the tank, but they don't turn on).
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:01 AM   #4 
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It's fine. What you need to watch out if for temperature fluctuations.
If you just placed her in make sure the temp doesn't go up higher. If the thermomether preset or adjustable?
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Ah, yes. I've found with any preset heater that is designed to raise the temp "4-7 degrees above room temp" that it can have disasterous results if room temp is already 80 to begin with.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:08 AM   #6 
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Yeah, it's preset. I'll watch out for changes. I think I'll take it out come August, but maybe not.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:13 AM   #7 
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All my heaters, except in my spawning tank, are off now.
My room temp water is reading 82 degrees on a digital thermometer.
If it's preset make sure your thermometer is giving you an acurate read.
You don't want to cook your fish. They can go with higher temperatures but it can be harmful in the long run because it speeds up their metabolism.
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:19 AM   #8 
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Okay. I'm always checking so tht shouldn't be a problem. :)
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