How Much Temp Fluctuation Is Ok?

oOturquoiseOo
  • #1
How much temperature fluctuation is ok? I have a non adjustable heater in my 10 gallon tank and the temp fluctuates between 24.3 and 24.6. Is that too much?

I don't have shrimp in there yet. I'm still waiting for the cycle to finish. I will be adding them at the end of March, I hope. There is nothing but plants in there right now.
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #2
That is just fine, you have no fear of any deaths or stress by this. .3 isn't much and should have no effect on the fish/shrimp.
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
Thanks!
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #4
No problem, what shrimp will you keep
 
oOturquoiseOo
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  • #5
Red cherry shrimp

I plan to get a few amano shrimp for my big tank but this 10 gallon is solely for a shrimp colony. I can't wait. I've been wanting to do this for years.
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #6
Have fun with that, I hope you enjoy having crs, they are amazing little critters, and given enough time and care, you can have some pretty ones
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Thanks! I have only ever had amano shrimp and that was about 7 years ago. I have been wanting a shrimp only tank since then. I'm really looking forward to seeing shrimp breed and watching everything evolve with my kiddos
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #8
If you think you can, try to slowly let them "evolve", or selective breed them to get better color grades
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
I'm not sure I really have the heart to cull any. Unfortunately I live over 200 km from the lfs so I can't bring them there. And since we're so far from the lfs there isn't many people with tanks here.
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #10
Hey don't worry, just get another tank (if you can) and let them live in there. no need to cull, give them a great life, able to breed and live their lives,
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
That's a good idea! I have 2 30 gallon tanks just sitting in the basement... One is destined to be a paludarium so maybe the shrimp can live there!
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #12
Maybe, hope you have great experience
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #13
Thanks I have it planned already with the background coming right out of the tank and up the wall. With my eheim canister filter to make a waterfall coming down and into the tank. It's a rimless tank so I think it'll be very nice. When I eventually get it set up.
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #14
Man, that just sounds amazing
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #15
I just hope I can do my plan justice! Haha!
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #16
Hopefully. if you ever do get it set up id love to see an of it
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #17
Definitely! I will probably start a journal type post to follow the progress.
 
PokeTileCraft101
  • #18
I will definetly be keeping up with it. this seems like a great idea an an interesting thing to do
 
oOturquoiseOo
  • Thread Starter
  • #19
Thanks
 
FishRFriendz
  • #20
In the summer my tanks go the full temp swing that you see on the weather forecast.
Especially my outdoor container ponds.
 

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