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Old 11-16-2012, 06:02 AM   #11 
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You guys think it's fine that it's this half the time and 76 half the time though?
Yes, my tanks will go to 80 because of the tank lights then drop to 78 over night. So long as you keep it in the mid to upper 70's it'll be fine.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:00 AM   #12 
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Wow you're fast I changed that within about 1 minute of posting it (misread it). Anyhow, a change of a few degrees isn't going to hurt anything.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:36 AM   #13 
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Lol! Okay thank you for your help everyone!
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:50 AM   #14 
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Do they really live longer if the temp is a bit cooler? I didn't know that. My betta's tank is always at 81 because the heater I have refuses to go lower. Wish I could change that now.
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #15 
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Do they really live longer if the temp is a bit cooler? I didn't know that. My betta's tank is always at 81 because the heater I have refuses to go lower. Wish I could change that now.
Yes generally they do live longer from slightly cooler temps because their metabolism slows down a bit. 81* is fine and healthy though. Your betta is definitely happy in that...
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Old 11-18-2012, 12:05 AM   #16 
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Bear in mind that those cheap petstore thermometers can vary +/- 3 degrees of the actual temperature. That's been my personal observation comparing it to my lab-quality mercury thermometer. Even the digitals only claim an accuracy of +/- 3 degrees (one of mine is >2* off).

And, depending on heater location and current, the temperature can vary by a couple of degrees from top to bottom, or from one area to another.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:15 PM   #17 
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Bear in mind that those cheap petstore thermometers can vary +/- 3 degrees of the actual temperature. That's been my personal observation comparing it to my lab-quality mercury thermometer. Even the digitals only claim an accuracy of +/- 3 degrees (one of mine is >2* off).

And, depending on heater location and current, the temperature can vary by a couple of degrees from top to bottom, or from one area to another.
You are ruinig my life by posting all this bad news to my threads.
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