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Old 06-30-2009, 02:21 AM   #1 
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thermometer..heater question

i just got a heater since my tank has been dropping to below 70 degrees at night, my question is were should i place my thermometer to get the best reading, ive heard to put in on the opposite side of the tank away from the heater and ive also heard to keep it right next to the heater. i want to make sure i get the proper reading so i can keep my betta nice and comfortable.:D
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:25 AM   #2 
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From what I've read, it is best to put the heater opposite from the tank. And really I don't think it would matter, being as that once the temp. changes, the water temp. should be uniform throughout the tank.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:53 AM   #3 
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I've also heard to put it on the opposite side of the heater.
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:08 AM   #4 
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Yeah,Ive always read put it on the opposite side. I go with what they say lol.
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Old 06-30-2009, 05:26 PM   #5 
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thanks guys, right now my thermometer is on the opposite side of the heater and i'm at 77 degrees...and my betta actually started his 1st bubblenest today :D
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Old 06-30-2009, 06:41 PM   #6 
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I keep my thermometer on the opposite side.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:11 PM   #7 
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yeah that's what I meant, lol
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:58 AM   #8 
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What should the temp be in the tank for the betta my heater says it goes anywhere from 77-80 is that an alright temp??? And what is a bubblenest?
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:01 AM   #9 
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A constant 76-80 is recommended. A bubblenest is something that both male and females betta blow. But the males blow it specifically for breeding to hold the eggs that the female lays.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #10 
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Just a side note: heater dials are just a "guide". Always go by your thermometer. In one of my tanks the heater is set at 89 degrees, which translates to 80 degrees on my thermometer. In another tank the heater is set at 78 degrees, which translates to 82 on the thermometer. You can never go by heater dials...
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