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RE: Aquatic Plants Digest V4 #1655

> Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 18:24:07 -0800
> From: Raymond Wong <goiku at shaw_ca>
> Subject: tank temperature
> Hello,
> for the past yr or so I've kept my planted tank temp around 86
> ~88 degrees F
> for my discus, I've pulled my discus out and won't be keeping discus in my
> planted tank for a while,
> it's a 68 gallon tank and I plan to take one of my 250 watt
> heaters out, I'm
> thinking of  dropping the temperature,
> I'm looking for suggestions on how low I should drop my teperature to? I
> have cardinals in the tank and I believer they like it aorund 82 degrees?
> thanks in advance for your input
> Raymond Wong
> http://www.sfu.ca/~rww/Aquariumstart.htm

76-78 degrees should make them happy.  After a few months raise the temp
back up a little bit and watch the plants go nuts cause they think they just
survived another season...

Matt W.