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Old 04-30-2012, 10:57 PM   #21 
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These heaters came from the USA. They aren't so loose that they won't even stay in, but with the lightest tug they will pop right out. My boyfriend, who has done wiring and sockets for building houses, says its not a risk to bend the prongs outwards just a hair. If anything it makes it safer because it keeps the outlet secure, not half in half out where a spark could get free.

I agree with MrV, its a lot more cost efficient and they do the same job. If you want to blow $40 on a heater, by all means be my guest. xD its like buying a lamborghini versus buying a Toyota camry- they will both get you from A to B just fine, but one costs a heck of a lot less than the other.
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:48 AM   #22 
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No. I have done it on my kitchen table in the middle of winter with no heating in my house..

Fry are still good.
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Old 05-01-2012, 04:52 AM   #23 
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These heaters came from the USA. They aren't so loose that they won't even stay in, but with the lightest tug they will pop right out. My boyfriend, who has done wiring and sockets for building houses, says its not a risk to bend the prongs outwards just a hair. If anything it makes it safer because it keeps the outlet secure, not half in half out where a spark could get free.

I agree with MrV, its a lot more cost efficient and they do the same job. If you want to blow $40 on a heater, by all means be my guest. xD its like buying a lamborghini versus buying a Toyota camry- they will both get you from A to B just fine, but one costs a heck of a lot less than the other.
I went the cheapo heater route, it broke and fried a tank of fish. Also could have burned my house down.

No thanks!

And I spent 25 bucks on the 44 dollar heater on amazon. A good quality heater that will last forever and not burn my house down.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 AM   #24 
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arnt those new heaters like preset to a certain degree??? like how do u get ur tank to 80?? ii put 2 heaters in my tank and it stayed at the same degree cuzz they turn of when it reaches to 76 and turn on when it goes down to 75
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:34 AM   #25 
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You have to get the adjustable heaters.
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:21 AM   #26 
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You have to get the adjustable heaters.
were do you get those at?
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #27 
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almost any pet store sells them, or you can order one of online. (Online is sometimes cheaper)
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almost any pet store sells them, or you can order one of online. (Online is sometimes cheaper)
alrigh till look online i supose
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:21 PM   #29 
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I got mine online. It heats my 20 up nicely I need to get more!!! lol. Free shipping, world wide, between 6 and 30 dollars usually depending on size.

Bettas come from Thailand, aka a tropical place... But because stores sell small containers since they can breathe due to the labrynth organ, they are kept in tanks that heaters are dangerous to use in... Now they make bowl heaters, but those are iffy and are preset.

For breeding, 82-84 degrees seems to be the norm, and immitating the natural habitat with "rain" (I use a spray bottle), lowering the water, adding cooler water, tannins, etc, usually helps. Plus conditioning - fill them up with frozen, freeze dried, pellet and live foods. Mine are getting mealworm meat, which the mealworms were being gut stuffed. Never toss two together, because they have to be ready :) Make sure the gal is eggy too - usually helps.

Do a bit more research, of course! You'll never be able to learn everything by reading, but you can learn a lot and get the appropriate fry foods, jars, tannins, meds, etc
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arnt those new heaters like preset to a certain degree??? like how do u get ur tank to 80?? ii put 2 heaters in my tank and it stayed at the same degree cuzz they turn of when it reaches to 76 and turn on when it goes down to 75
Get one that will heat a higher gallon.. Example. 55 gallon in a 15 gallon. You can make it 80. Just monitor
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