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Old 12-09-2012, 10:43 AM   #11 
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I notice you have a tetra heater. I would say its fine. The larger tetra heaters are junk and would probably safely heat the 3g. I would say just monitor the temps cloesly.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:54 AM   #12 
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It is the Tetra HT10. Thanks for all the advice. I have been monitoring real closely and will continue to do so.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #13 
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I don't have the smaller heaters available here and they were out yesterday in the city =P But I have the same heaters as you in my 2.5 and 3g and there hasn't been any terrible fluctuation in temperature. So maybe a123andpoof is right and the tetra heaters are crap. Which is fine by me since they haven't cooked my fish yet.

Btw, nice tank and grats on otis =) The only thing I might suggest is a small cave maybe, just something more solid of a hiding place. People use coffee mugs or small pottery pots if you don't have any decorations you like at the stores.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:59 AM   #14 
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What is the deal with filters? As you can see, I am using the Whisper that came with my 3 gallon tank setup. I hear that bettas dont necessarily like ANY current. Otis seems to have fun though sometimes swimming against the current then back again on the right side of the tank.

Also, is sand or gravel preferable?

Thx again.

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Old 12-09-2012, 12:01 PM   #15 
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Is the plant Asian water fern?
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:03 PM   #16 
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Is the plant Asian water fern?
To be honest, not sure. Picked it up at Petsmart and didn't note which kind it was, just made sure it was submersible.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #17 
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It looks like it to me.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:05 PM   #18 
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It looks like it to me.
Is that not good for them? I am going to pick up something better for him to hide in, per some suggestions on the tank thread. Also going to get the plant you suggested to replace the fake purplish colored one in the center.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:30 PM   #19 
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I use tetra in all my tanks. but am working on changing them out of my larger ones. because they have trouble heating ten gallons. 5 gallons is even pushing it *rolls eyes* but the 15 w works great in anything 2 gallons and under!
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:58 PM   #20 
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Agree. Those heaters work great for smaller tanks, but they would not work for larger tanks (even though they say they can).
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