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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-31-2016, 03:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hi! So I've heard that bettas do better when they have a heater in their tank. I currently have a 2.5 gallon acrylic tank with one male beta, and I don't know if I can get a heater for an acrylic tank or what heater I should get. I've heard that the tank can warp and eventually break, so I've always been a little afraid of getting a heater. So what i'm asking is, should I get a heater with an acrylic tank? If so, what heater?
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Hi! So I've heard that bettas do better when they have a heater in their tank. I currently have a 2.5 gallon acrylic tank with one male beta, and I don't know if I can get a heater for an acrylic tank or what heater I should get. I've heard that the tank can warp and eventually break, so I've always been a little afraid of getting a heater. So what i'm asking is, should I get a heater with an acrylic tank? If so, what heater?
Absolutely. A tank that fits a heater and a filter is usually a route with a more active fish which in turn is better for the fish and yourself. It makes a difference with more room and warmer water in terms of betta fish showing a personality. Others will say its a lot healthier for the better.

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I have used heaters in all sizes of acrylic and plastic tanks. From .75 gallon hospital tanks to a huge 100 gallon set up. Never had any problems.

Your fish will thank you for the heater.
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Okay thanks to both of you! I've found one that seems pretty popular. Most people seem to like it, however there are a few people who say it got too hot or didn't heat well. But most of the ones who said it was too hot were using it in a one gallon tank, so I'm going to hope that it will work better with a larger tank. Has anyone used it before? (Link: https://www.amazon.com/Hydor-7-5w-He...cm_wl_huc_item)
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Hi Caribbean!

I just got my first betta last week, and I haven't decided which heater to get yet, but so far I like the one below. I have a 3.5 gallon acrylic tank and this heater is rated for 2-7 gallons. It has a thermostat and will shut itself off if it gets too warm and apparently it can be used in acrylic tanks because it sits about an inch from the wall, I'm also thinking of getting a separate thermometer so I can monitor it.

Hydor THEO 25W (UL) Submersible Aquarium Heater, 25 Watts | Petco Store
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Hi Caribbean!

I just got my first betta last week, and I haven't decided which heater to get yet, but so far I like the one below. I have a 3.5 gallon acrylic tank and this heater is rated for 2-7 gallons. It has a thermostat and will shut itself off if it gets too warm and apparently it can be used in acrylic tanks because it sits about an inch from the wall, I'm also thinking of getting a separate thermometer so I can monitor it.

Hydor THEO 25W (UL) Submersible Aquarium Heater, 25 Watts | Petco Store
Oh thanks for the suggestion. That one actually looks pretty good. I'm looking in the reviews and questions, and it seems that a few people have used it successfully with a 2.5.
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I have that one in small tanks, no problem. Its the smallest heater I buy.
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Oh, adjustable heaters you might prefer, I find them way better than automatic. Just check the reviews online from fish owners :) be sure its suited for your size tank, they usually tell you on the box/packaging
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Opinions on Hydor 7.5 Slim Heater

I'm going to buy the Hydor Slim aquarium heater 7.5 watt for my new Betta fish tank. Have you bought this heater yet? Could you give me some review of it. Thanks you.

My first tank is a 10 gallon fish tank. After a disaster, ALL FISH in the tank died. Again, I bought a new 20 gallon fish tank. Now, I have two tank, the 20 gallon and a beautiful Betta fish tank. I love and spend my time for them so much.
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I would stay away from the flat heaters. I have had problems with them in the past because they never turn off. When I ran my 1 gallon QT tank at school, it would overheat the tank, but when running my 2 gallon QT at home, it won't heat enough. In my regular 2 gallon tank, I use the Hydor Theo 25 watt, and it is amazing. It may cost more, but it will last longer and the temperature can be raised or lowered to meet what you need. Now, if you need to bring up the temperature more than 10 degrees (F), then you will want to up it to the 50 watt.

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