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I have a 55G tank.
Planted.
Stock: (temperatures in Celcius)
(17-28)
(21-26)
(22-27)
Yellow Shrimp (18-26)
( to come) (21-26)

Given the above. Was I correct to drop my heaters from 26 to 24 to be safe?

They haven't died, but I just want to make sure that setting the temperature in the middle is better than warmer water near their 'maximum'.
 

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I think that you are correct. Looks good to me at 24 to 26,just be certain that the temperature won't fluctuate.
 

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If you want, a circulation fan would also help to circulate the heat around in a tank of that size as well...or an airstone by the heater etc.
 

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SFGiantsGuy said:
If you want, a circulation fan would also help to circulate the heat around in a tank of that size as well...or an airstone by the heater etc.
That’s a new one. I’ve only ever heard of a fan cooling water off.
 

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I'm thinking he means a wave maker. Lol.
 

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A small clip on fam blowing ober the top of an opem tank will lower the temperature
 

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Well I just learned something. Lol. If it oscillates its a wave maker if it doesn't its called a circulation fan. Who knew.
 
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The issue isn't about how to cool or heat the water (yet to go through summer heat), but rather that I've picked a good temperature in the middle-range for the fish I have or will be adding.
Though I have considered a circulation fan as a possible option to reduce the staghorn I'm finding.
 

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yea around 24 is good. We tend to get side tracked at times. Lol
 
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On the circulation... been watching the staghorn and it barelyg moves in the water... so what can I use to move the water around that doesn't involve impellers of doom for guppy fry?
 

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