water temperature?

Discussion in 'Hydroponics / Aeroponics' started by bongspit, Oct 11, 2007.

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    bongspit

    bongspit New Member

    It's been getting in the 40's at night here, my light keeps my room above 70, but I noticed the water felt really cold. I checked the water temp and it was 61 degrees. What should water temp be?
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    bubblerking

    bubblerking Well-Known Member

    68 is ideal get a small water heater and your plants will grow faster
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    MrIntricate

    MrIntricate Well-Known Member

    Sounds like, with that air temp, you could lower your light a bit more onto the plant(s). What type light aRE
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    MrIntricate

    MrIntricate Well-Known Member

    With those types of outside temps, it sounds like you could lower your lights onto your plants a bit more. As for your H2O temp, your local pet store has water heaters for fishtanks. They are about the size of a dildo, and you stick the bottom half into your resevoir. They cost about 20 bucks.
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    pincher

    pincher Active Member

    I keep mine at 65-66. 60 is the absolute lowest you want to go as far as i know.
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    bongspit

    bongspit New Member

    I am using the sunleaves pioneer t5 and I have it right on top of the plants.
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    bongspit

    bongspit New Member

    I saw that heater at wally world...My reservoir is rubbermaid I guess a heater would be ok?
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    pincher

    pincher Active Member

    none of the heaters will hurt the tub.

    if you are having problems with water temp changing a lot, check petmountain.com for good deals on water chillers. Even the cheap ones have plug in control of heater elements. They will cool when needed, heat when needed, and keep your res at the perfect temp - one less thing to worry about.
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    bongspit

    bongspit New Member

    thanks...I will check that out...:joint:

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