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Old 11-04-2012, 08:36 AM   #1 
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Cold tank water

i just relocated my beta Angel into a 10 gallon tank. sadly its by a window and it goes down to under 35 at night now, while it is normally around 40 to 50 during the day. At the current time, we don't have a heater or a lid with light. ( don't worry, the tank is covered with a make shift lid) Does any one have any suggestions about what i should do until I get a heater? ( PS after Angel hit his head, he rested all night ( i checked on him every 2 hours) and is now back to normal. )
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #2 
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Wrap the tank with foil & then towels or a blanket. Turn up the heat in your house? What is your current room temp? Get plastic bottles or a hot water bottle, fill with hot water & float in the tank. What is the current tank temp, if you have a thermometer in the tank?
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:50 AM   #3 
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we keep the house temp at 71 f and the tank is in the coldest room so its about 68 in the room. tank temp is probably about 67. i am going to put a water bottle in until i get the heater
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Old 11-04-2012, 08:54 AM   #4 
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ok thanks for the tip. i just put in the warm water bottle.
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Good, anything to get the temp up. 60's is way too cool. Hopefully you can get a heater soon & you'll want a hanging thermometer to keep an eye on the temp.
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ok ill post some pics of angel
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #7 
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wait how do u post pics??
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wait how do u post pics??
LOL. You should have option to go advanced, scroll down to the manage attachments then browse/upload from computer.
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I'll do that in a bit.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #10 
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Get a heater soon as possible and move him away from the window. Even if he has to be on the floor the window is too drafty. With temps that low he can easily get very sick and die.
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