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Old 12-10-2013, 07:47 PM   #1 
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Help. Heater problem

Hi guys, i checked my betta's tank earlier today and it didnt feel warm like usually but i didnt worry about it. Just a minute ago i went to see if it was warm and it was still pretty cold. And the heater itself was not warm to the touch like it usually is. I have unplugged it and plugged it back in and i am now waiting for it to heat back up (takes up to an hour). It is a Hydor mini heater for 2-5 gallons 7.5 watts that i got from petco. I have it in my 4 gallon. Any suggestions on anything i can do to make it work? Also, have you used one? Any problems with yours?
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Old 12-11-2013, 08:55 AM   #2 
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I wouldn't regulate tank temp just by touch, I'd get a thermometer and see what its at & then you can successfully diagnose the problem.
The mid-high 70s may feel 'not hot' to us but it may be perfect for your betta. (:
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:22 AM   #3 
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Thanks but i actually do have a thermometer in there and it dropped 4 degrees after a while. I left the heater unplugged for about 30 mins and then plugged it in and now it is working just fine and back up to 78 :) i thought i was going to have to go buy a new one. Ive only had this heater for a couple of weeks.
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:31 AM   #4 
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I would swap it out for a new one if it's already malfunctioned.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:53 PM   #5 
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Yeah, youre probably right jaysee. That might be what he gets for christmas
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