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so i'm thinking of breeding guppies in a 40 gallon but the thing is I only have room for it in my garage but it gets pretty hot/cold depending on what time of year it is so will this affect the fish or will I be fine
 

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Depends what you mean by pretty hot/cold. In my garage they would freeze solid.
 
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david1978 said:
Depends what you mean by pretty hot/cold. In my garage they would freeze solid.
cold can get to 18f and hot can get to 100f
 

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Guppies are tough but i don't think that tough.
 

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A heater won't help if it gets 100 degrees. The safety of your fish should be the top priority, and they won't be safe in that environment.
 

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Jeka said:
cold can get to 18f and hot can get to 100f
You could try to make it work, but you would have to have a heater to keep the temperatures from dropping too low when it is cold, and figure out a way to keep them from cooking when it gets too warm. Fry are more delicate than adult fish, and prefer warmer steady temperatures - the fry I have right now are in tanks between 78-80 degrees Fahrenheit.
 

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That'd be a bit much. Maybe try a smaller tank in your house? 20 gallons is enough and they are pretty small. You could probably find somewhere to put it.

Or you could invest in a chiller and a high wattage heater or two.
 

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When would it reach a temp of 100 degrees? Depends on a variety of things to figure out if you can put this tank in there
 

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I don't think there are any fish out there that could live through temperature swings like that.
 

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Well, you can be crazy like us. We have a plug in infrared heater for the garage for the winter. We also drilled through the garage wall and installed a portable air conditioner for the summer. We currently don’t have any fish in there, we just spend a lot of time in the garage. We keep it just a couple degrees cooler than the house (our house is super warm around 25 degrees celsius). If we were to keep fish in our garage I’d assume we’d just need a heater for the aquarium. But yeah, you’d need to regulate the temperature in your garage for any living thing.
 
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