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Old 01-28-2011, 01:48 PM   #11 
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No 80 is a great temp for Betta. The thing about it though is when people have a sick fish I hear mixed reviews about raising or lowering the temp of the water, but what I beleave it's based at, is what your fish is sick to start with and following the care it needs to get better.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:52 PM   #12 
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Ok that makes sense. I guess to prevent sickness though the water should be at a good temp to start with.

Can fish get burned on a heater?
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:54 PM   #13 
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I've had an electrical in-tank heater go bad and zap a 55 gal. tank full of (expensive) saltwater fish... I herd a loud buzz, then a flash and a snap. About 2 hours later, all my fish were belly up. Another reason I don't really want something inside the tank. lol
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:55 PM   #14 
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I want to heat one of those too but not like a really huge one... Wonder if they make like adjustable heat plate things for reptiles. That would make it a little easier to get a better temp from them.

How big is the critter keeper "victim" you want to heat?
It's a 2g I have waiting in the wings.

If the reptile heaters are one temp which I suspect then the fun thing will be what is the temp I have to work with and how will the variables such as tank, water, substrate and ambient temp affect the outcome.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:57 PM   #15 
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This sounds interesting. If I had money I would try it myself to see how well it worked. Good luck with it!

What would you count as a good outcome temp?
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:05 PM   #16 
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78* is the standard but enywair no lower then 76* or frozen betta sickle and no higher then 86* or Baked Betta.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:09 PM   #17 
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Oh snap I don't want either of those lol. I'll just keep the tank at 80 right to give me a little room for if some reason it should drop a couple or go up a couple. I just don't want my fish to touch the heater then end up getting burned which is what I'm concerned about right now.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:13 PM   #18 
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Itd have to be malfunctioning to burn him by tuching it and that much heat to cause a burn whould already have killed him by then.
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Old 01-28-2011, 02:15 PM   #19 
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Ok, thanks, that's what was making me nervous about when I have to put my Betta in there. I touched it and it didn't feel warm and it working perfectly :) That's such a relief lol
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Old 01-28-2011, 03:11 PM   #20 
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I am not sure what the results will be really. First and foremost on my list is what temperature does one of these heaters reach. Too much will be hard to deal with I think.

I have seen sleeves for tank heaters by the way to help avoid fish burns..
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