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Old 04-08-2013, 10:32 AM   #1 
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It's getting hot in the East

Hey guys :)

I live in New Jersey and it's starting to reach hotter temps. Expecting 70-80 degrees this week. Would that mean that I should turn off the heater? Or should I just watch the thermometer and make my own decisions based on the green shaded area.

I am fairly new to the East coast and betta fish care in general. I learn new and fascinating things every day.

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:08 AM   #2 
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Is it a adjustable heater? I would still leave it on because we are still gonna have cool to cold nights
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:12 AM   #3 
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Yes, it has an adjustable knob heater.

Was just wondering 'cuz I noticed the temp went up to 82 yesterday and this morning and my heater is on 79-80.

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #4 
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Bump it down a degree or two
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:23 AM   #5 
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Alright, will do when I get home. Don't want a cooked fish. :P
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #6 
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I would watch your thermometer I live on the east coast too and I gets scorching here in the summer and around Mid-June I will just turn my heaters completely off. This is also because the room I keep my tanks in gets morning and afternoon sun. So If you keep your fish in a room like mine I would suggest turning it off in June to save energy and keep your fish from overheating. :)

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Old 04-08-2013, 11:31 AM   #7 
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My tank is in my room on the opposite end of my window (in a corner). I will keep close watch to temps and adjust accordingly. :) Thanks guys!
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:28 PM   #8 
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Your heater has a thermostat, which means it will only turn on when the water temperature drops below a certain point. There's no need to physically turn the thing off.

I would leave it on year-round since you may have some nights during the spring/summer/fall where the temps get cool.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:40 PM   #9 
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^^Wasn't sure if it did that or not. :) Good point.
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