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Old 09-04-2013, 07:45 PM   #1 
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Heater or filter?

Which one is more important, heater or filter?
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Old 09-04-2013, 07:48 PM   #2 
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:00 PM   #3 
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For bettas, probably heater, but you should have both.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:10 PM   #4 
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Heater, because I feel that it is easier to change the water out then to try and regulate the temperature with no heater.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:21 PM   #5 
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For a tropical fish such as a betta, a heater is extremely important. Unless you live in a tropical region or have a house that consistently stays at a high enough temperature.

Fluctuating or incorrect temperatures, can result in issues with digestion/metabolism as well as with disease/parasites.

I would definitely purchase a heater over a filter, because once it hit winter here my bettas would be dead.
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Old 09-04-2013, 08:39 PM   #6 
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Heater for sure. They need warm water, they don't need filtration, unless your tank is huge, then you'd need a filter.
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:09 PM   #7 
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Bettas are tropical fish and shouls have temps between 78-82. They do NOT need a filter since most people keep them alone and usually not in large tanks. If you do 2 water changes a week, you should be good.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:22 PM   #8 
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Is an 8 watt heater enough for a 2.5 gallon tank?
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:51 PM   #9 
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It's fine wattage wise, but keep in mind it's probably not adjustable and though they are cheap and work well for about a year, a higher wattage adjustable heater will last you a lot longer and give you a stable consistant temperature.
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Old 09-05-2013, 08:53 PM   #10 
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Heater over filter, but both are important.

You do not absolutely need a filter but it makes less work for you, keeps your fish in better water chemistry, and ensures the fish won't die if you miss a water change. No reason not to filter IMO.
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