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Old 08-27-2012, 11:22 PM   #11 
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i am gonna let it get room temp all night and then have a timer in heater so it goes on one hour off one repeat.. wahtcha think
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #12 
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I would say if it really happens it not the perfect situation but betta * survive. I have 2 bettas in the doctor office that i am working and he keeps it 70* during the days off. I am not saying that i am recommending it but they will survive. The only think you don't want this big temp swings it will lower his immune system.

May be if you have those temp fluctuation you need another heater.

Also really recommending to do more water changes with warmer water. Usually there is more chance to get infections with warmer temp. Especially fungus love warmer temp.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:28 PM   #13 
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Be careful with lowering on and off temp. It always should be gradual about 1-2* for an hour.
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #14 
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anhell so run it 2 hours rest 1 hour?
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Old 08-27-2012, 11:42 PM   #15 
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my god it too much fluctuation. I am wondering how much it heat per hour? Sorry don't have experience with that. Afraid to give advice.

How warm is your room right now?
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:01 AM   #16 
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my room is 72 degrees.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:11 AM   #17 
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Temperature Fluctuations are very bad for your Betta, could you possibly make the room a bit more on the warm side? The heater is there to heat the tank and keep the temperature warm and STABLE.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:12 AM   #18 
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If you will disconnect the heater it will gradually come to the room temperature which will be fine. But how low it will go in your room during the night?

If it 70* it ok. But i would not recommend lower then that. I don't recommend lower then that.

The only thing that i know that 70* is ok, non of the people will recommend it to you. But i do have 2 bettas in doctor office in 1 gall tanks without heaters. He put his thermostat 70* during the winter on days when he is not in the office which is saturday -tuesday. And somehow they really adopted even though i was so fearful that they will get sick
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:14 AM   #19 
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70F is very low for the Betta. They may become lethargic and get sick easily. ANHEL, were the Bettas still active and ate? That's pretty impressive for a tropical fish.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:15 AM   #20 
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86 is actually a fine temperature believe it or not. As long as it is consistant... 70 is tow low, the lowest I would say for a betta is 76. That is where they are still comfortable, yet they won't become lethargic.

He will have a shorter life span as the warmer it is the faster they grow.

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