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Old 11-17-2009, 10:12 PM   #1 
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It's Gonna Be a Loooong Winter!

So... this morning I pulled the whole, "Oh crap! I have to be at work in 30min!"... since work is about 20min away I had 10min to shower, get dressed, do hair, gather my chit, and head out.

After my thoughts were getting organized, I said to myself, "Bettas! You can wait!" So I didn't feed them. I got to work with 5min to spare (no cops 8)), but I forgot one thing...


... TO TURN THE HEAT ON! I got home tonight and it was 61 degrees in my apartment. I'm sure my fishies were shivering in there gills, hehe!

I fed them and they are happy as can be. I'm sure it won't be the first or the last time... yeah... they better be strong fish. Just thought I would share my story of 'neglect'... maybe it'll help me remember...
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:13 PM   #2 
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I'm glad your fishies were ok! We all make mistakes and they certainly help us learn.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:24 PM   #3 
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Maybe you should look into a timer for your heater. That might help. :)
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:25 PM   #4 
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I just leave my heaters on 24/7, it'll be too cold for them otherwise.

Glad to hear they're okay though!
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Old 11-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #5 
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You should get heaters for your bettas that way they don't get cold if you forget again.
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #6 
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What's a good heater that can warm 2-3 gallon bowls... that don't look retarded?!
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:17 PM   #7 
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You can get a 25w fully submersible, lay it down (or as much as possible) and put a few silk plants in front of it to hide it.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:19 PM   #8 
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I used my Hydor 25 watt in my hospital tank (around 2.5-3 gallons) and it was perfectly fine. I don't think it's going to be healthy for the fish to have such drastic water temperature changes. I am glad they did survive it though.
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Old 11-19-2009, 07:40 AM   #9 
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I also got one of those flat water heaters for my 4.5 gal bowl. I leave it on 24/7 unless I have the heat in the house jacked up.

http://www.petco.com/product/102429/...t=OnSiteSearch
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:59 AM   #10 
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I leave all my heaters on too.......my house is usually set at 70........i get too hot otherwise lol
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