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Old 11-25-2012, 09:04 PM   #2991 
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bettas can see small organisms you dont neccessarily notice, he might be pecking at that... you should feed your betta a routine diet. 2-3 pellets twice a day... with maybe a fast day, and /or a day where you substitute pellets for a treat (bloodworms , frosen or freeze dried etc)
you should not feed outside of his schedule :)
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:30 PM   #2992 
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Hm.. You can put it in the center, or if you have a filter you can put it beside. I really have no idea on this one.
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I put the heater as close to the filter intake as possible.
Thanks for the input! :) And this will actually help, the instructions that came with the heater said to put it on the opposite end of the filter, but that has made for some inconsistencies with the temp.


And I guess are there any issues with placing a heater horizontally rather than vertically?
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #2993 
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I have the same question as above - horizontal vs. vertical?
I'm getting an adjustable heater soon (Hydor Theo) and noticed that the temperature dial is on the heater. Are there any problems with this when placed horizontally at the bottom of the tank? I guess it's just kind of confusing to me.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:32 PM   #2994 
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I have the same question as above - horizontal vs. vertical?
I'm getting an adjustable heater soon (Hydor Theo) and noticed that the temperature dial is on the heater. Are there any problems with this when placed horizontally at the bottom of the tank? I guess it's just kind of confusing to me.
I currently have a Eheim Jager heater after switching from a Marineland heater. Both said they were fully submersible and I used both horizontally while they were fully submerged in my tank and have/had no problems with either heater.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:34 PM   #2995 
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Question: Does the presence of a hood above a fish tank affect betta behavior and/or mood?
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:36 PM   #2996 
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Question: Does the presence of a hood above a fish tank affect betta behavior and/or mood?
It is important if you fill your tank to the top because bettas can jump out. As for affecting behavior and mood, I'm sure it probably can, but every betta has a different personality. You will probably find out just by observing him or her :)
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 AM   #2997 
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Does anyone have any tips for circulating the heat from the heater more consistently through the water?
In the filter flow and horizontally near the bottom. There are no mechanical or functional issues with laying it flat.

It's a little trickier to dial in the temperature. But once you have it set, a good heater will maintain a consistent temperature.

Of course, keep it out of contact with the walls, decor or substrate.

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Old 11-26-2012, 05:23 PM   #2998 
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Anybody have any good care tips or personal experiences with assassin snails? Looking to get one when I upgrade to a larger tank, since they are the smallest snails available to me

Is a sandy substrate required to have this type of snail?
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Will adding 1tsp per gallon of AQ salt kill BB in my tank?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:22 PM   #3000 
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If a light yellow or orange betta has a few dark scales on it's body, does that mean it is a marble and will change? Or should it stay the same?
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