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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-04-2018, 05:06 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i didn't buy it my mom did so i have no clue what it does

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Originally Posted by RussellTheShihTzu View Post
I agree with ryry2012: "Room" temperature in my empty, unheated 2.5 tank is 68; cold water out of the tap is around 50 so it's not a habit I would recommend. I don't exact temperature match but have the tap water a tad warmer than the tank because somewhere in my brain I decided the process of pouring cools it down a bit. I could be wrong but can't convince my brain of that.
Actually Russell you're right about the pouring! At my job before this one, I was a barista and if I made a hot chocolate for a little a bit two hot I would pour it back and fourth between two cups a few times and it would cool it down right away.

I also do very very slightly warmer water than my tank for my water changes. My brain says it better for the heater to say its warm enough and automatic sleep VS bring the temp down and wait for the heater bring it back up again. If you don't have a heater tho I'm glad you try to match the room temp water. It's faster for warmer water to cool down than for cooler water to heat up.
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I don't do a temp match either for water changes. I go by feel, if it feels a little warmer, I figure it's good. But I also do more frequent smaller changes because I fear doing too big of a temp change.
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