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Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
« on: January 16, 2019, 02:19:22 pm »
When doing a water change and you canít get the temperature just right, is it better to have it too cold or too hot? Iíve always thought too cold was better but I decided to make sure.
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Re: Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2019, 07:27:15 pm »
I have learned from folks on here that if you have a cooler water change it Can  trigger some fish to spawn. I keep my tank round 78 to 80, I just run the tap water in and honestly, I haven't checked the incoming water temperature, but I know it's cooler. However it is going into a 125 gallon tank and I do about a 40% water change weekly.
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Re: Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2019, 11:12:06 pm »
I do 50% qater changes with cooler water, heard somewhere that cooler is better than warmer, and it doesn't seem to bother the fish.  The tanks usually drop about 3-5 degrees from the change. I haven't seen any problems yet.

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Re: Goldilocks and the 3 bears.
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2019, 04:08:09 am »
....water change temps are normally cooler here too.....except for small fry....where I try for as close as I can to tank temp.

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