Fearless I <3 the Hawkeye :)
Does the Tetra preset not keep it warm enough? (I noticed the hydor mini in it too)
Thanks! It was an amazing surprise.
As to the heater; I had just set it up and wanted the water to get warm quickly, so I just shoved it in there for a little bit. I also left it in there because I was gone for a few days. However, the real answer is "I don't know." It's supposed to keep the water around 78 F +/- 2, which it did in the one gallon tank (even though it's made for a 10-30 gallon tank) at first, but then it dropped to 70 for a few days and then it started keeping it around 75. It does seem to be working now, though, for the temperature is around 77 or so. I haven't been impressed with it and need to find something I can trust. And my room is cold, so that doesn't help. I have been more impressed with hydor mini. I had a .75 gallon tank it was in and it kept the temperature around 80 all by itself. I was hoping it would do the same for the 5 gallon. So, if anyone knows of a good heater, let me know please!
Ahhh yes that makes sense :) I love the hydor mini pads too. Sometimes they work even better than the Tetra presets. I don't trust them that much either, except in Sterilite containers.
I use a Hydor Theo 25W in my 5G's and it's always + - 1 degree where I set it. :)
Love the tank Fearless! Just because I don't think I've seen anyone mention it, bamboo leaves actually rot if you leave them in the water. keeping the shot itself in the water is fine, but the leaves should be outside.