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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #2871 
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Whoops, 25 watts I mean. :P Hydor THEO heaters are great! They're adjustable and I have one for my 3.5. There are 25 watt versions, want a link?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:30 PM   #2872 
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Is it this one? http://www.petco.com/product/116663/...um-Heater.aspx (I was already on the site lol) It's not much more than the top fins at petsmart. Thanks!
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:31 PM   #2873 
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Yep, that's it! I got mine from eBay, you're welcome.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:53 PM   #2874 
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Two questions:

1) Henry almost DIED last night. My heater shorted out for no discernable reason, and when I woke up in the middle of the night, a cold front had come in the night, and the tank was way cold, and he was listless, barely swimming. I did my best to warm the tank up, and got a replacement heater today. I got a 50w heater for a 5 gallon tank. It has a switch that tells it what temperature it should be at. I put it at 80. Is this ok? Why did my heater short out like that? will it happen again? It is an Aquean 50w submersible. Good? Bad?

2) Is it bad to leave the fish in the tank when you do a water change? I did one a few days ago, and what I did was put Prime in the water he was currently in, drew a bucket of water and then treated it with Prime. I let the tank filter the Prime through, and the bucket sit, for an hour. Then I unplugged everything, cleaned the filter, the filter baffle, etc. Finally, I got a gravel vac and vacuumed out 50% of the water.I wiped down the sides, the top, etc. Then I ran plain tap water through the gravel vac and dumped out the bad water. Then I got the bucket full of the replacement water, reversed the gravel vac, and slowly, over a period of 30 minutes, pumped water back into the tank until it was back full up. Could that have killed the heater? Could that also have contributed to Henry's near death experience? Should I just relax and not worry about killing my new best buddy?
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Old 10-02-2012, 04:49 AM   #2875 
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Heaters break. that's why many of us keep a spare on hand.

Your water change procedure, while a little elaborate. is fine. Certainly, you can leave your fish in the tank while changing water.

In time, you might want to think about cycling your 5g tank. Instructions are in the stickies at the top of the Tanks and Habitats section.

Cycling is not for the convenience of the keeper, but for the health and safety of the fish.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:05 PM   #2876 
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Ok this is completely new to me.
In my 5gal and 10gal there are really tiny white worms along the sides of the tank,
these things are really small, and few are long. they can fit inbetween the millimetre lines on a ruler and the bigger ones are a centimetre long. What are they and are they dangerous to my bettas? I never had this experience before so some help is appreciated. Thank you
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:07 PM   #2877 
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I can't tell you what they are as I do not know, but from what I've been told, they are harmless. A few of them is a good sign(If I was told right), but a lot of them may mean that you just need to vacuum the gravel a bit better. I had a huge outbreak a few months ago, but now I only seem them here and there. :)
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:13 PM   #2878 
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get the hagen elite from amazon. pretty good deals :) you can also get the 50w if you want. its cheaper
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:35 PM   #2879 
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I have a quick question, how can you tell that your betta is constipated?
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:40 PM   #2880 
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His tummy will be bloated, do you know where to look to see if his tummy is big or
not ?
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