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Old 05-17-2012, 10:52 PM   #1 
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Help!

I've been keeping an eye on the temperature with the new heater I got, but it already says 81 degrees when I just checked to turn off the light for the night!!!! it's a 7.5w heater from petco. It looks like a round flat black disc.

Should I turn it off for the night? When I first took the temperature of the tank before putting Portal Prime in, it read 75 degrees x.x But it actually felt colder than that to me for some reason.

I don't want to bake him alive while I sleep! D:

Or, I have a suction cup for it. Is it possible that hanging it partly in the water to adjust the temperature slightly?
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Old 05-17-2012, 10:58 PM   #2 
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what size tank?

what temp is the heater suppose to hold?

I would off it and mess with it later when you can observe so you don't have boiled Betta.

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:01 PM   #3 
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Ah yes, sorry. It's only a 1.5 gal tank. I needed a heater because the house is kept at a constant 70 degrees (which I seriously hate, but I can't change it cause of the parents)

The heater is supposed to only heat up the tank an additional 5-10 degrees

here is a link to what it looks like (before I took out the filter and added the heater and thermometer

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=101599
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:03 PM   #4 
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That tank is too small to use a heater.

Just leave it off until you can afford/get a 3 to 5 gallon.

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:08 PM   #5 
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http://aquasupplies.com/aquarium/bet...att-bh-10.html

This is actually what the heater looks like but it is a different brand.

And until I get another tank (which won't be until monday or next wednesday) I have to find a way to keep the tank warm, other than warm water. The house is kept at least around 70 degrees :(

P.S - Just turned off the heater. I think I'm going to stay up for a little longer

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Old 05-17-2012, 11:48 PM   #6 
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I doubt it will boil your fish. I'd just keep an eye on it for a couple of hours. It should level out eventually. Chances are it won't go past 85.
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Old 05-18-2012, 12:08 AM   #7 
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I personally would not use that heater. It has no thermostat, and is just on all the time.

Get a heater that is thermostatically controlled.

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