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Old 10-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #1 
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Is 85 degrees too hot?

I have mini heater in my 1 gallon that is supposed to be for 0.5-1.5 gallons, but the water is 85 right now. I don't usually like the water to go above 80-82. But is 85 degrees ok or should I turn the heater off? It's pretty warm in my apartment so I don't think it will be too cold with the heater off. But I don't know... Thoughts?
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:49 PM   #2 
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Each betta is different, and some react differently to certain temperatures. 85 is not quite ideal for a permanent temp, but I think it is fine for a temporary situation, given the betta acts normally.

What temp does the water get without a heater?
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:50 PM   #3 
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That is too hot. Has it been like that all day, or has it been increasing? I find the mini heaters tend to over heat. I only ever go passed 80/82 for certain problems like medicating to end ich. What temperature is it usually without a heater? I would be more worried if the heater decides to keep heating and brings it higher and higher... then if it sits at a stable number.
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Old 10-20-2012, 10:56 PM   #4 
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Ok, thanks. I'll turn it off. I actually bought a new heater last night. It's in my car and I didn't feel like going down three flights of stairs. But I definitely will now.
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:06 PM   #5 
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AAH! I just checked the temp again and it was 87!
STUPID HEATER! I took it out and I'll put the new heater in later if I need to.
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AAH! I just checked the temp again and it was 87!
STUPID HEATER! I took it out and I'll put the new heater in later if I need to.
yikes!
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:10 PM   #7 
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Yeah I dislike the mini heaters for that
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:24 PM   #8 
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That is too hot. Has it been like that all day, or has it been increasing? I find the mini heaters tend to over heat. I only ever go passed 80/82 for certain problems like medicating to end ich. What temperature is it usually without a heater? I would be more worried if the heater decides to keep heating and brings it higher and higher... then if it sits at a stable number.
So 83 would be too hot?
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I thought 78-82 was the ideal range...
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Old 10-20-2012, 11:47 PM   #10 
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Preferably 78-80 is the best range, temperatures like 76 or 82 are acceptable but not completely ideal. Anything over or under is really pushing it, and then eventually ending up as dangerous But again like Teeney mentioned it also depends on the fish itself. Because I use aquarium lights, my temperatures can be 78-82 no problems.
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