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Old 08-08-2012, 02:04 PM   #1 
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Betta tank broke, will vase be okay for temp

Hey Guys,

You guys have helped me before when I was paranoid about my betta not looking "right". He's great :)

This morning I noticed the tank i had him in was leaking and all I had was a vase I was building a terrarium in... so I quickly set that up with some gravel and put the dechlorinator in. He seems absolutely fine, eating and very active, nice color. It's summer so it's not really cold or anything.

Will he be okay for a few days in the vase until I can get another tank? I am sick right now so I can't get out to get another one.

Thank you in advance!
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:06 PM   #2 
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He should be fine in the vase temporarily. You'll probably want to do daily water changes to make sure the ammonia doesn't build up and stick the vase in a part of the house where the temp stays pretty constant. Don't put it by the window to let the sun heat it as this causes large temp swings when the sun isn't up. Hope you feel better soon!
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Old 08-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #3 
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Wow, thank's for the fast reply!

I will definitely do water changes every day while he is in there. That's no big deal :)

I even have a heater that's meant from small tanks under 3 gallons but since it's a vase I wasn't sure if it would be too hot.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 08-08-2012, 03:53 PM   #4 
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Oh wow. I didn't even notice that this was posted just a few minutes ago. If the heater is adjustable I would add it and keep it on the lowest setting. If not, it's been warm enough (at least in my part of the world) that a few days without a heater aren't the end of the world.

Just be sure it has some kind of top. It will keep him in the vase as well as reduce evaporative cooling.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:58 PM   #5 
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The heat would depend on you weather conditions. Here we are currently on 39-40 Celsius every day (about 104F) and the tanks temp in the room is 26-28 (79f) constant so i dont use a heater (though there is one inside the tank in case of emergencies).
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