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derglow

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so i switched over to an apex. i left the heater on the inkbird just to measure the swings


the temp would swing 2-3 degrees per cycle. seems excessive or am i just being picky.

the apex now has a .5 to 1 degree swing
I've read that it's good for your tank to swing a few degrees in the control cycle. It leads to hardier livestock that won't get stressed by small fluctuations. So I intentionally have mine swinging at least 3degF. This seems especially appropriate for Houston where the power isn't reliable. My tank is normally ~78degF but dropped down to as low as 72degF in the freeze and I had no issues.
 
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you make a good point. I wasn't sure if there was going to be a big impact on the animals in the tank. When I lost power during this past storm, the tank dropped 4-5 degrees overnight

all i can say is after adding my apex, it seems like everything is doing much better. Its could be coincidental.
 
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