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I read somewhere that temperature can be important for plants. This got me wondering, what temperature do you guys keep your tanks to keep both plants and fancy goldfish happy?

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I keep mine at around 72 in the winter. In the summer I just allow it to rise naturally with the weather.

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I've got a bunch of plants that haven't died yet and they've been between 16C/61F and 26C/79F so far :P. Although I am worried that the tank could possibly get up to 30C/86F plus in a heatwave here so I'm buying a fan :/.

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Room.

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Room.

Exactly. Newt's tank gets very cold in the winter as we don't have central heat and live in Norway. It warms (never hot) in the summer. I have never had any luck overwintering anything but anubias. Basically, the tank goes a bit dormant in the winter and even Newton slows down.

This winter, I'm thinking of starting a sep. plant tank with more light and heat in the winter. I don't want to change anything in Newton's schedule because he does very well with it.

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around 74F all year

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Required temp is going to depend on what type of plants you are trying to keep. Some are more sensitive to low temps/temp swings than others, but these are the type of plants that are generally needy and difficult to keep overall. I think most common easy plants that we usually keep aren't too temp sensitive.

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Room temp. It gets pretty cold, but never warm.

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I keep mine at around 72 in the winter. In the summer I just allow it to rise naturally with the weather.

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I do this, too. It's usually about 78 in the summer.

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I keep mine about 74 all year long to help with their metabolism/digestion and floaty prone problems. As a side benefit, it feels pretty nice also when I'm cleaning it.

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Mine is 77/78. I don't heat it, but it runs warm, perhaps because the hood and light setup.

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I keep mine about 74 all year long to help with their metabolism/digestion and floaty prone problems. As a side benefit, it feels pretty nice also when I'm cleaning it.

Mine, not so much. It's cold when you have to reach down to the bottom and scrub! :rofl

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Whatever room temperature. Gets pretty cold in the winter and fairly warm in the summer. My fish cope with it well and it's natural for them. :)

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I keep mine at room temperature :) I just make sure that when I'm buying plants, they're plants that are happy living in cooler temperatures :)

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I don't mess with it during the summer.. It's at 72F right now, though. 85F and a little higher was the hottest it's been at this summer.

During the winter I keep it at 68F min. :)

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I unplug the heater in the summer as well. The highest it's been so far is 80F, but that was a month ago. This month, it's been around 70-76F. In the winter, I keep it around 72-74F.

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My tank is set to 22 degrees Celsius for my Orandas and my plants are lush and green. :)

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Mine runs about 76 in the summer, and if it gets below 70 in the winter I have a heater. I rarely have to use the heater, but I will at least bring up the temp of water change water if it is colder.

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I have mine at 72F

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