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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 12-05-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Need Help Please

Sorry for all the questions just trying to understand everything

if the water is to cold what do i do do i add warm water or ? whats the best way to do it ?
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You need to purchase an aquarium heater appropriate for the tank size and thermometer. Not all heaters are created equal though, so it's best to ask the forum members about a certain brand before purchasing.

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wat about for a small tank
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They make heaters for small tanks. What size are we talking here?

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mines a small one i started off with a 2L - 1/2 G
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That's too small for a betta. They appreciate space. It's very difficult to heat anything under 2.5g. I would get him something like a 2.5g, and then we can advise you on the best heater :) In that half gallon tank, you need to do water changes 100% every other day because of the ammonia that builds up in that small of a tank, which will harm him causing his fins to rot.

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That's too small for a betta. They appreciate space. It's very difficult to heat anything under 2.5g. I would get him something like a 2.5g, and then we can advise you on the best heater :) In that half gallon tank, you need to do water changes 100% every other day because of the ammonia that builds up in that small of a tank, which will harm him causing his fins to rot.
i was looking at a 5g tank looks beautiful really cheap to cuz its on sale cuz of christmas coming up has a little water fall at the topp looks nicee how dose that sound ?
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A 5g sounds great! If the tank doesnt have a lid, remember to keep the water level a couple inches below the edge of the tank to prevent jumping :) A heater for that tank would be a 25W. Hagen Elite is a great adjustable brand!

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A 5g sounds great! If the tank doesnt have a lid, remember to keep the water level a couple inches below the edge of the tank to prevent jumping :) A heater for that tank would be a 25W. Hagen Elite is a great adjustable brand!

what is the price on that ? and would u be able to tell me how heaters work i never used one do u just set it up at a temperature and it will make the water that tempter or ?
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