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Old 03/13/2018, 02:22 AM   #1
mikee b
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Quarantine tank

Can I keep a quarantine tank in my garage or will it get to cold for the heaters to keep up in winter? Uk winter

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Old 03/13/2018, 04:23 AM   #2
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Depends on how cold. Heaters generally struggle when they have to work to maintain water temp more than 10-12 degrees higher than ambient air temp.

For a UK winter I'm willing to commit that the tank will be way to cold in your garage.


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Old 03/13/2018, 09:18 AM   #3
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Probably best to try and avoid a small QT in the garage, if temps are cold enough for snow


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Old 03/13/2018, 09:48 AM   #4
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Can I keep a quarantine tank in my garage or will it get to cold for the heaters to keep up in winter? Uk winter

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Hi mikee b,

I am also in the UK and have a QT in our outbuilding which has no heating. I purchased 2 oversized heaters and control them through an external temperature controller never had an issue.


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Old 03/13/2018, 11:51 PM   #5
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If you insulate the tank and reduce evaporation you will likely be ok. Just use a quality temp controller and multiple heaters.


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