NANFA-- temperature shock

Paul Cezanne (
Thu, 16 May 2002 13:54:53 -0400

It is getting warm enough up here to contemplate going out and catching my pumpkinseeds. One problem that I foresee is a temperature shock. Last week the pond was still at 58 degrees and the unheated tank in my basement is at 71 degrees.

Yes, I can do a drip acclimation to help them along, but this seems like a huge difference to me. My tap water is still around 55 degrees. Should I drain the, gulp, 125 gallon tank the day before I am hoping to catch fish and fill it that morning? It would take a few days, I guess, to get back to 71 degrees.


pZ -- Paul Cezanne
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