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Will an increase in aquarium water temperature affect biological filtration?

Yes…  As with fish and inverts, most bacteria require a certain amount of dissolved oxygen to perform effectively, rapidly increasing temperature reduces the waters oxygen levels causing the bacteria to die/loose ability to function.  The remaining bacteria will endanger livestock by competing for the available oxygen.  Therefore a stable aquarium temperature is essential for an…

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Temperatures have increased and my fish are gasping at the surface, what has happened?

The warmer water becomes, the less dissolved oxygen it can hold although carbon dioxide can still rise dangerously higher than normal.  An increase in water circulation is vital as oxygen-depleted water will be more frequently presented to the surface to absorb oxygen and disperse unwanted carbon dioxide.

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