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Old 02-09-2010, 10:59 AM   #21 
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The light should only be left on for no more than 8 hours a day. If there's a room that stays 76+ degrees F consistently, than you should be fine.
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Old 02-10-2010, 01:53 PM   #22 
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I am on my first tank, a 1gal. (don't fret, am already planning upgrade!). We keep our house on the cool side. On advice here I set up my tank before I got my betta. I originally had a Tetra 50w from Walmart. It was a dismal failure. The temp never got above 74!

Bought a Hydor 7.5w mini-heater at PetSmart. It keeps my tank at 80-82 during the day, down to about 78 at night. Sometimes at the end of the day I have to unplug it for a bit so it doesn't get too warm when the light is on, but it works great. My betta seems happy & is VERY active! I think he's practicing for the betta decathalon!

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