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Small Fry
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This is my first fish tank i wanted to know do i turn the heater on ? and what kind of fish to add i have a 55gal and a 60 whisper power filter and when do i add the fish
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Mega Fish
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An aquarium heater will turn on as soon as you plug it in unless it's warmer than its thermostat is set. Make sure you put it in your tank and let it adjust to the ambient temperature for a while before you plug it in, or you risk damaging the heater.

As for when to add fish, you need to make sure the temperature stabilizes at a suitable level for the fish you are keeping. I also recommend cycling the aquarium without fish, as described by this article. You could also do this by adding a few hardy fish at first, then gradually adding more to prevent an ammonia spike.

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