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Old 02-14-2013, 01:11 AM   #1 
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Tank location-Is it ok if door will be opening if I have cover and a heater

I bought two fish I want to locate them near water for easy water changes and where I will see them often so I am considering the kitchen counter. The only thing is that we let the dog out and cold air could come in. If I have a heater and the tank is covered will that be ok?

The other location should be fine that would be the bathroom counter. Our bathroom stays really warm all year long. I will just have to step out if I need to use a spraying hair product.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:40 AM   #2 
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The heater will keep the tank pretty stable - the kitchen counter would be fine. A sudden drop in temp of a couple degrees usually doesn't harm a healthy betta. The heater will just kick on and bring it back to correct temp with no problem. Plus.. the draft is pretty quick, so it really shouldn't cause any major drops in temp.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:45 AM   #3 
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I have two 10g tanks near my back door & I leave the door open about 6" or more sometimes & have had no problems. The heater does what its supposed to & keeps the tanks from going less than 78F.
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:54 PM   #4 
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+1 on what Myates and Shellica said. Water temp doesn't change quickly. So opening the door isn't going to cause a fast drop in water temp. (Air temp fluctuates much faster than water temp will.) Since you have a heater and cover, the water temp should remain stable, even if you open the door several times to let the dog in/out....
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:48 AM   #5 
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My tank is on the kitchen counter too, it's getting a lot of sun at the moment in the mornings (we are mid summer in Australia and its been terrible hot!) so the temp has been a bit higher than normal and I was worried too, but have been assured that it all good :)
Also, my boy Julio loves being in the kitchen, he loves all the action
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:23 AM   #6 
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The larger the tank (water volume) the greater the buffer for a stable temp...
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:45 PM   #7 
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That's great to know :)
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