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Old 05-21-2012, 03:44 PM   #1 
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Question Heater Question

I bought my betta a Hydor Slim Heater for his 2.5 gal tank because it gets a little cold in my room because my roommate makes it freezing in the room when I'm gone. Is this a safe heater to have on in his tank when I'm away at class or asleep to make sure my betta stays happy and safe? I get worried about overheating so I haven't put it in yet.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:58 PM   #2 
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I have something like that. it's a 7.5 WATT correct?

In my experience it depends on what temperature your place usually is. Since My house is kept at 70 degrees, the heater only makes the temperature go up to 78-80. But when the A/C is set to 75, the temp goes from 80-83.
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Yup that's the one

I guess it's just something I should keep an eye on and only plug in if the roommates are making it freezing? I just worry about it overheating
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #4 
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The highest I let my tank get is 83 before I unplug it. It takes a few hours for it to drop to 76-ish.

Plus your tank holds more water than mine, so I think it will be a bit different. Stick the heater in the tank and see how high it gets :o But if it hits 84-85 you should unplug it.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:03 PM   #5 
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If you have the money to spare, for your size tank a 25watt adjustable heater with a thermostat may be a better option. It would automatically turn off and on again to keep a steady temperature.
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