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Old 05-29-2009, 11:00 AM   #1 
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Question Still need heat info

Could a reptile heater be used to heat water? I was thinking, since heat rises, to put a reptile heat pad on our counter (marble) and set the fish on it. Maybe it would be too hot.

I tried a heating pad and it seemed to work really well. (Was an emergency as the water was at 70*) Little Velvet (his name) has buried himself at the bottom sometimes and they seem to be more active.

Lamps on them? How?

Otherwise, how could you heat these? We have two 1/2 gal and one 1 gal. I know I need to put them in larger spaces but not sure where to put them then. We also have 6 giant Hermit crabs in a 60 gal tank is tight. I have an empty 10 gal tank but then only one fish would get to move up in the world.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:06 AM   #2 
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You could divide the 10 gallon and put 2 bettas in it and there would be room for a heater.
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Old 05-29-2009, 11:27 AM   #3 
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I have no experience with anything but aquarium heaters. Personally, I would just stick with an aquarium heater.
As far as the 10 gallon. I would go with what drama said, divide the 10 gallon and put both of them in there. I did that with my 10 gallon, plus I have a filter and heater in there and they are happy Bettas!
Just make sure to line the divider with plants so they won't bother each other too much through the divider.
The two I have in the 10 gallon are male and female and the male is constantly flirting and the female is always ignoring. She's a little tease. :P
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