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Old 12-06-2012, 10:45 AM   #71 
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This is a little far back, but I think adding almost-hot water with a tetra heater helps maintain it at 80.

My 5 gallon has LED lights so the lights can't help heat the tank like my sorority tank can.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:01 AM   #72 
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That might work for a little while, but if the room temperature drops like most usually do over night, then the water is going to cool and just go back down to the highest temp the heater will keep it at. Its the same thing with those little pad-like present heaters.

Its never a good idea to rely on lights as a heat source either. You can't control the amount of heat they put out, so they can over heat your tank very easily and they can only be kept on for about 8-12 hours during the day, so as soon as you turn them off the temp is going to drop down at night when it gets colder and a heat source is often most needed.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #73 
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Hm. I never thought of it like that.

-adds new heaters to Christmas list casually-
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #74 
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Haha, good idea! Just, you know, slip them into your list and casually mention exactly what you want to the relatives ever five minutes. ;) You know, just so they don't forget.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:47 AM   #75 
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Haha, good idea! Just, you know, slip them into your list and casually mention exactly what you want to the relatives ever five minutes. ;) You know, just so they don't forget.
Well, my dad'll send me money, so the "begging my mom to have a shopping spree for my fish" plan is a go. c:
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #76 
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I'm just waiting for the heater I ordered to come, Kitkat is going to be so happy! Plus he's going to have something else to check out XD Thanks again DragonFish for recommending it to me (:
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:25 PM   #77 
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Sure thing! xD As always, happy to be of help. ;)
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #78 
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If you have a filter growing certain plants in there helps the tank be clean too.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:21 AM   #79 
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How many drops are in 1 ml? The water conditioner I have says 5ml or 1 teaspoon for every 10 gallon, so it's 1 ml for 2 gallons right? but I don't have anything to measure it! I can only let it drip out, so that's why I need to know how many drops, I guess I would have to tell you how big are the drops, but I don't know..
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:51 AM   #80 
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I have a 50 watt fully submersible tetra heater that works great so far. My tank is holding a steady 78-80. I guess I've been lucky too. lol
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