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Old 04-27-2009, 08:55 AM   #11 
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I've actually heard you can drop ice cubes in.
Anyone else know about this?
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:05 PM   #12 
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I've actually heard you can drop ice cubes in.
Anyone else know about this?
It's fine I have done it many times,
Just don't put to many in at once if your gonna let it melt in the tank,,

I use frozen pop bottles full of water for my larger tanks (5 gallons & up) all the time, and ice cubes for my smaller tanks, you can put the ice cubes in bags,

Just watch the temp, then remove the bag or bottle once the desired temp is reached,
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Old 04-28-2009, 08:58 AM   #13 
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Is it OK to use ice cubes that aren't made of treated water?
Or I guess that is why you would use the bag. :P
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:09 AM   #14 
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I think I'd use the bag.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:13 AM   #15 
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I keep my bettas at 80 degrees. I'd use treated water or a bag for ice cubes if you need to use them. I have used them before but not for my bettas because the bettas seem to be fine even if the temperature rises to undesirable levels provided it slowly cools down. My other fish just stayed away from them.
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:35 AM   #16 
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Sometimes if i'm in a hurry or just being plain lazy, i have throw in untreated ice cubes, I've never had any problems, granted it was never very many at once, But again everyone's water is different, So you do need to take that into account,.
If you plan on doing this many times, then treated is definitely the way to go.
be sure to mark the bags that has the treated ice cubes in it, (may not taste very good :)
Bags and bottles are definitely the safest way to go.

But I really wouldn't worry too much about the odd untreated ice cube..
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Old 04-29-2009, 06:06 PM   #17 
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Bettas don't like being cold, but they can tolerate higher temperatures quite well. There's a breeder I know around where I live that breeds chiclids and bettas (obviously not in the same tanks). The store he owned was burned down in an accidental fire, and while they rebuilt all the fish were housed outdoors in greenhouses. The fish have lived (and thrived) outdoors for a summer in Florida. For those of you not familar with the climate around here, 95-105 degree weather for several monthes of the year means that those tanks got pretty toasty.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #18 
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I'm glad that you said what you did about bettas tolerating high temperatures, Nataku, because my bedroom is quite toasty right now. Our air won't be turned on until it gets a little warmer and we really need it (to save on the utility bill).
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:28 AM   #19 
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My heater malfunctioned one time before I replaced the darn thing, and 2 of my bettas were sitting in 90 degree water. They were fine, just a little more active then normal.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:48 PM   #20 
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I've noticed increased activity since introducing my VisiTherm Stealth heater into George's tank. And I think his color is more vibrant too !!! Do you think color changes with temperature change? Or am I just imagining this?
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