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Offline SamBeattie73

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Aquarium in cold room
« on: November 23, 2016, 02:50:34 PM »
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Hi, not sure if this is right area to post, if not please feel free to move post.

I have a 250l fluval aquarium with 300w heater, which has 8 scissortails & 2 tiger barbs in it, temp normally sits between 25-25.5C. Due to having new windows fitted, the room tank is in will be without heating for several hours & the forecasted temperature is about 1-2C. My question is:- Can I leave tank the way it is, or am I better wrapping it in newspaper or a blanket?

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Re: Aquarium in cold room
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 02:55:49 PM »
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Since heaters are designed to function when the room temp is no less than 10 deg C below the desired tank temp, I would wrap the tank. Use anything you can that will insulate it.
You can also use bottles of hot water (not boiling!) to warm the tank. 2 litre pop bottles (with caps!) are ideal for this. Fill them with hot water and float in the tank, then refill when they have cooled to the same temp as the tank.

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Re: Aquarium in cold room
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2016, 07:40:51 PM »
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Thanks Sue for the advice, sorry for not replying earlier, been busy with getting ready for new windows   :o
It's now 2 days since windows were fitted & fish seem OK, I wrapped tank in bubble wrap & window fitters were great, they managed to replace window in room with tank faster than I expected, so no drop in temperature, also weather was milder than forecast  :)
Thanks again Sue for your great advice.

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