60 degrees ok?

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  1. brett

    brett O. vulgaris Registered

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    is 60 degree water ok for my bimac? i am kust keeping it at room temp right now and it is in buckets in my room and they are all at a little over 60 degrees F. Is this ok?
     
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    60ยบ is pretty cool, though it should be fine. What do you mean you have it in buckets??
     
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    Do you have a tank set up for you bimac? With filtration and protein skimmer?

    Nancy
     
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    hey, its in buckets because it is. I dont have the puss yet im getting it in august i :madsci: will use a turbo flotor 1000 to skim and a eheim canister :cyclops: and lots of LR/LS. any suggestions? will i need a heater?
     
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    Ah, so you're storing the water. Yes, 60 degrees is fine.

    Be sure the buckets have a lid or you at least cover them with foil or plastic to keep the water clean.

    What is your room temperature range during the year? What happens in summer?

    Nancy
     
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    not much, because i have A/C and heating so.... it usually around 60-65 i live in oregon so its cold and rainy always. I was also wondering if keeping the rock at that low of a temp. would casue harm to the bacteria in it or the organisms that are on the rock? what have been your experiences?
     
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    While it will take longer for things to grow, I doubt it would harm them. :)
     
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    do you guys use lids with your bimacs?
     
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    DUH! :heee:

    If we didnt a bimac would surly escape! I use bricks to further decrease escaping too. :)
     
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    are they known for simple escapes or extravagent mind bogglers. there will be a few tiny slits near where the plumbing returns to the tank is this ok? also how small should the screen be on my overflow?
     
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    I guess you might call them simple escapes. You can always plug up small holes with a bit of natural sponge.

    Nancy
     
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    ok thanks alot, you guys have been sooooo much help!!! just wanted to say thanks. cant wait to get my octo.
     

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