So I drove home for the holidays, my parents live 5 hours away from me. Since I'll be home for at least 2 weeks I brought my wet pets home with me. I got everything set up and going fine.
A few minutes ago noticed that the temperature in my tank had dropped from the 26*C I normally keep it at to 20*C, of course I started to freak out. My heater isn't adjustable and only just big enough for my tank so I usually keep my apartment warm enough that it doesn't matter. My parents don't.
I wrapped the tank in sweaters and ran to my parents to ask them for an electric heating pad to put under the tank for now for some heat. My dad runs off to the basement while my mom starts searching upstairs. A few minutes later my dad comes back holding a tank heater. My mom looks at it and says "Oh yeah, before you were born we had a 25 gallon tropical tank and we used that to heat it."
Needless to say my tank has a new (old), large, adjustable heater which is Holding 26* perfectly.
I love my pack-rat parents and their random hobbies from pre-me.