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so, the thermometer in the tank says 70 and it stays at 70-71. we can’t find a good heater for the tank, so how can I get it warmer without using a heater? The fish need a 70-80 temp.
I wouldn’t worry about it. These fish come from areas where average water temps are similar to room temperature. My guppies are doing fine unheated.
 

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Hi! I’m new to this forum! I have a fish tank which is 5 gallons, im still going to add 2 more hides to it though. And i am planning once the ph balance gets good I’m planning to get my fishes! I know this is a saltwater fish forum, but I’m getting freshwater fish since it’s my first time having fish exept for a beta I had years ago.


here’s my tank pic! So far :). I’m panning to get 2 guppies, 1 platy, and a ghost shrimp :)

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Welcome to R2R. Don’t forget to float the bag so that the temperature equalisers. Lots of knowledgeable and helpful people here who will support and advise you when needed.
I agree. I also suggest to start the fish in a container of their water and slowly add tank water until you match the original volume or do more than it. It goes a long way, especially for the sensitive fish.
 

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Not necessarily. Two things come to mind. The first is increased tank temp. The second is algae. Direct sunlight is gonna result in lots of it.

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My CA/SA cichlid tank is up against a window and algae is horrible. An algae scraper and frequent water changes helps a lot.
I actually was able to unplug the heater because it got too hot, it now sits around 74 unheated.
 
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