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Old 04-26-2011, 11:04 AM   #1111 
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I have a question.

My cardinals are leaving my betta alone and are now chasing eachother around the tank. Josh the betta is staying on one half of the tank. Is he getting scared from all the tetras spazzy-ness?
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:08 AM   #1112 
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Probably. If you want to keep the tetras, I suggest you buy a divider that doesnt need sealant, give Josh about 2.5 gallons worth of space to swim, and have the tetras on the other side. It doesnt seem to be working for you, which can happen.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:29 PM   #1113 
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Nevermind, it turned out he was seeing himself in the wall. He's fine now. But if something like that happens, I'll use your idea. Thx.
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Old 04-26-2011, 07:22 PM   #1114 
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quick question:


i know the best temp is between 76-86F degree, it it best to keep my tank ( 1gal) on the lower end 76-81F or the higher end 81-86F ????,

right now with just his heater and not the tank light on water is running 83F,
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86' is not recommended unless spawning or unless there are fry. That high a temp is not comfortable and can promote unnatural amounts of bacteria in the tank, which can cause illness at times.

Id keep it in the "lower" and opt for 78', which is "perfect". 83' is high, Id lower it. Your heater is probably too strong for that small of a tank.
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Old 04-26-2011, 08:28 PM   #1116 
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86' is not recommended unless spawning or unless there are fry. That high a temp is not comfortable and can promote unnatural amounts of bacteria in the tank, which can cause illness at times.

Id keep it in the "lower" and opt for 78', which is "perfect". 83' is high, Id lower it. Your heater is probably too strong for that small of a tank.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006JLPFE

yea its a 7.5W its for 2-5 gallon tanks

i only had it installed for like the last 4 days or so and i finally got my thermometer in the mail today and with the heater only he was at about 85, now with just the light only he floating at about 82. What can i do to keep the temp steady?
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Sans a heater? Its hard to say. Whats the temp without a heater? My tanks stay at a constant 77' without one now that the weather's getting warm.
If it has a large top, consider keeping the lid off if there is one to let the excess heat escape. Use mesh to cover the top from jumping.
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Well I think 83 would be better than 72, which is my house temp. Try the mesh idea, or try to create surface movement. Or buy a 12$ plastic two gallon bowl. Good Luck!
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:24 PM   #1119 
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Am going to look into that mesh to use during the summer/day time, thanks for all the great advice.
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Old 04-27-2011, 07:49 PM   #1120 
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Another Question:

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