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The filter shouldn't matter. A proper setup shouldn't build up anything harmful that quickly. I realize that's a loaded assumption, but with a crazily out of whack bio-load, I doubt even a good filter would keep everyone safe. However, most types of filters do have the added benefit of increasing oxygen exchange. Again, that's something that under most ...


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Depending upon the type of fish, it may be possible. Some fish are able to survive in a bit cooler water. However, there are some fish that are extremely sensitive to temperature, for example angelfish are very sensitive, and I don't think they would survive. I have had fish such as guppies and neon tetras that were able to survive for a couple days without ...


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If you mean heat rocks that are electric powered and function to provide a place for the dragons to sit on to warm up, then generally the answer is no. These devices are often made with no thermostat, so they will constantly give out heat. Most lizards have evolved with some form of photosensitive cells on the top of their head that they use to sense light, ...


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To answer your question, it is a little of both. The reason hot rocks are frowned upon more than UTHs and basking lights is because they fail to spread heat as much as the previous. To feel the effects of the warmth, the animal will need to sit directly on the rock. Since reptiles dont have the nervous system we do as humans, it is harder for them to tell ...


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Disclaimer, I linked a few example products. These were the first items I found, I do not own or sell these specific products, or am in any way affiliated with them. There are roughly four ways to heat your tank: Heat lamp. Has a few problems, one of which is that it suck humidity from the air, but also an aesthetic one. If you are regulating the ...


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A few options at hand: 1) Increase the temperature of your room, can use your regular home heating system, space heaters (do not use unsupervised) etc.. 2) Use hot water bottles (wrapped in a towel to prevent thermal burns) 3) Place tank in a room with lots of natural sunlight beaming through the windows, you can try to place part of the tank in direct ...


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When generated artificially, UV light is generated in very narrow bands. So it is quite possible that you only get what is advertised. The generation is based on how atoms work - at the level of electrons, orbitals, energy levels... Of course, some residues exist also, including visible light, but I guess those residues are not enough for your purposes. Can ...


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You might try some of the 40-hour heat packs used for shipping reptiles, which you can get in a pet store or online; you would still have to buy it, but they are not very expensive. Using a floor vent heater in the room is a good idea if the house is cold, but it's a dangerous and tricky game to have it blow right on the tank as a primary heat source-- ...


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Double check that decor is all smooth. Some of that also looks like it could be fin biting. Healing should be easy, just keep an eye out for rot (blackening around the edges of the wounds). Within a week new growth should begin with clear fins starting to fill back in. It should color up as normal with time. All you need to do is keep the water as clean as ...


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How long the fish can stay without filtration would depend on the size of the tank and the bioload of the fish. The bioload of the tank depends on the number of fish and the size of the fish. For instance, a goldfish will create more bioload than a guppy. If you have a large tank and a small bioload. The tank can remain without filtration for many weeks. ...


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150 watts in 25 gallons is plenty in normal heated room. Is the heater on? Is it set correctly? There is usually some light indicating that the heater is actually heating (if not, test it carefully with your finger - is it hot?). If it is going on and off and the temperature in the tank does not rise, it may be caused by insufficient water movement around ...


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You will need to get an under tank heater and a thermostat for your leo. You can also use heat tape but that is less friendly. I would suggest perusing over this care sheet just to get the jist of what you need to do. http://www.reptilesmagazine.com/Care-Sheets/Lizards/Leopard-Gecko/ This is a cheap thermostat and uth UTH Thermostat I would suggest get ...


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Go to the pet store and ask for some aquarium salt and ask for a liquid in a little bottle or little plastic fish called Revive. Put around a pinch of salt per 10 gallon tank and 5/10 drops for the revive. Don’t panic your baby will be fine! Good idea to cover up the pump or filter he was by give him about 10 to 14 days and you should start noticing a change ...


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Aquarium heaters die all the time. Just buy new ones. I always keep spares in case one dies. You should really get a thermometer to monitor the tank temperature as the settings on those things can be off. And even a stick on thermometer can warn you of a heater failure. The other thing people do is touch the glass whenever you walk by as an additional ...


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Basics Needs: 10 gallon (38 liters) tank, 3-4 quarts (2.8-3.8 liters) of ECO Earth coconut fiber substrate, Fluker's (small 6" x 11" / 15 x 28 cm) or All living things (8" x 11" / 20 x 28 cm) under tank heating pad, water bowl, Repti Calcium with D3 (dust their food 2-3 times a week for ...


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