Urgent help needed Water Temperature problems

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  1. Fishman

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    I just moved house yesterday, so I thought I'll leave the tank for today. Long story short, my fish are in a styrofoam box and my heaters are not heating my tanks water to the desired temp. The fish are in water that's 2 degrees warmer, been waiting like 4 hours! Can I put them in or will it be too much of a shock?
     
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    all depends, whats the temp of the tank?
     
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    If the tank temperature is correct then why not just put the fish in bags and let them float for about 30mins. This should equalise the temperature slowly.
     
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    Fish box 23 degrees
    Tank 21 degrees
     
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    Well then my previous advice wont work. Tank temperature needs to be a minimum of 24.
     
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    how many fish we talking about?
    also try and add some hot water bottles, empty 2l with boiling water to help it along

    min temp is 24, 23 at a push
     
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