Whatsupp fishy folks

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  1. Kallie17

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    After being away from the hobby for about 2 years due to work. I AM BACK !!!


    Started again about six moths ago. Got a 3 foot tank and then some cichlids from a neighbor/breeder.


    Beautiful fish but !! Not my cup off Tea...


    Got a 2ft tank aswell wich became a rescue tank for plattys and odd fish that people did not want because they seem agressive or nibbles plants ( for some reason every one got into fish keeping at once and buying fish that where not compatible so i took them in).this all resulted a over crowded thank with live bearers and the fish dont care.


    In the meanwhile all the fish got homes and i can use my tank for what it was intended to. FANCY GUPPYS!! got a nice pair of dragon snake skin dumbo ears. Breeding like crazy and true so i am happy.

    Got to thinking about a fish room and need some advice with heating?
     
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    Welcome to TASA xD

    There is some good threads on the forum regarding heating.
     
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    Hi and welcome to Tasa @Kallie17.

    As always we need foto's of your aquariums. I need to see your fancy guppies as the description you gave sounds Greek to me.

    Sent from my SM-A720F using Tapatalk
     
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    Welcome back to fish keeping and welcome to TASA
     
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    Welcome! Guppies are wonderful, I hope you enjoy keeping them! :thumbup:
     
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    Welcome to TASA
     
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    H @Kallie17 , and welcome back to the hobby and .. welcome to the Forum

    There are some gorgeous varieties of guppies

    As has been said... we really need some pictures... its.... an addiction here
     
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    Kallie17

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    I will be sure to post some pics as the room progresses and the variety increase at the moments all the fish are in a 3 ft tank in my living room while i complete insulation !

    Quick question panel heater and dehumidifier or portable ac unit with auto drain ?

    Looking to heat 20 + tanks maby 2 ponds and a water ageing tank with auto water change system
    I am horrible at calculating power consumption and electricity, how do you controle the temp on a panel heater without it costing alot a ac unit i think will be better in sens of temp control,but i dont know witch one uses more power
     
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    I run 40 tanks at the moment. So far individual heaters worked the best and most economic. Your worst enemy is condensation and humidity. The trick is to add more tank and an few larger volumes. 250l and above to keep stability. Then i managed to run an 3ft tank off an 100w heater. Using ac and heating fans with my calculations was jist not worth it.
     
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    Also something i found is placement of the heater in the tank. I place all my heaters horizontal with an air stone underneath. Then it distributes the heat more efficiently.

    Be careful with too much insulation. Inside rooms are difficult you will end up with some mould.

    Humidity and temperature control of the room my plan is an sonof device with an humidity and temp probe controling fans.

    Im no expert but this is my findings so far in an 6x3m area.

    Reasons for keeping individual heaters i keep various types of fish and various temps also disease control becomes an issues with central heating.

    Leave space for qt setups aways needed.
     

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