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Old 09-28-2010, 10:12 PM   #71 
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Yeah about the heater situation you're doing the right thing. I've got a 25 watt in my 2 gallon and I have to keep it on 78 to keep the temp at 80 or 81. =] So no biggie there. =] It'll probably cool after a few hours if you keep your house cold. if not then it should definitely be cool by morning or mid-day. =]

I think this thread is good as is but I'm a messy person so what I say probably doesn't have much weight! XD
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:46 PM   #72 
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Now my thermometer is set to 75 but its running 81ish.

84 = 79 but 75 = 81? D:
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:48 PM   #73 
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heaters are tricky things. =[ it might not be done cooling? Also what kind of thermometer do you have?
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Old 09-28-2010, 11:33 PM   #74 
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It's sitting at 80 now. It's a Hydor Theo 50W.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:59 AM   #75 
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I couldn't put SHif in the tank last night because temperature kept fluxing. It's now staying about 80-82 degrees. He's going in it later.

...After my 2 naps and class. <3
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:07 AM   #76 
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Yay! =D Have fun! =] If you don't have one can I recommend the Topfin Digital thermometer? It's really accurate at telling you your tank temp and it can't be broken! =]

Awesome heater! =] I've got a 25 watt Marineland Stealth! =]
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:45 AM   #77 
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I couldn't put SHif in the tank last night because temperature kept fluxing. It's now staying about 80-82 degrees. He's going in it later.

...After my 2 naps and class. <3
YIPPEE - can't WAIT to see pics!!!!

If it were me, I would be too excited to nap & wouldn't be able to fall asleep - LOL!!!
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:07 PM   #78 
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I have Narcolepsy, Lion Mom. :)
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/narcolepsy

Yeah, the temp is staying between 80 and 82 now. I can't really get much better than this, so acclimation is starting now. I'll keep an eye on that heater at all times.

50% old tank water 50% new tank water with temperatures both around 82 degrees

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Old 09-29-2010, 04:17 PM   #79 
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I think you should look into getting another thermometer--I've had some glass ones give me totally incorrect results.

Also, I don't know why you had so much trouble with your fishless cycle--a fishless cycle is no more or less complicated than a fish-in cycle. They're exactly the same thing except that the fishless version is faster, easier, requires less water changes, and doesn't harm your fish. This comment was more directed at Lion Mom. :) Sometimes I do end up doing a water change mid-cycle because the nitrites can really get up there before the nitrite-nitrate bacteria catch up to the ammonia-nitrite bacteria. You should only have needed a couple water changes--one to control potentially high nitrites (if they got near 8ppm) and one water change right before you put your fish in to get the nitrates down. More than anything I think your heater/thermometer issues have been frustrating you, lol. I haven't had time to read the entire thread, though.
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:35 PM   #80 
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Adastra, it was mostly my thermometer/heater that was freaking me out. Not to mention halfway through the cycle I wasn't sure if I was supposed to be seeing certain things which is why those who were following me thought it was so confusing. I plan on re-posting a cleaned up, informational thread based off of this one once Shif is fully acclimated into the tank and safe, so this weekend a new thread will be up detailing this cycle. :)

75% new water 25% old water now
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