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Old 01-28-2011, 09:57 PM   #11 
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No it has been a constant 72-74. right now it is at 76-78 because of a water change. I have tried two different heaters and am unable to go above this range (the heaters both claim to go to 78+- 2 degrees.)
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:02 PM   #12 
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Even a constant 74 is still too cold, so it is really important that you find a heater that works for your tank because your betta could get sicker. Also, if your betta went from 72 to 76 without adjusting to the change he could go into shock.
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #13 
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well there arent alot of heaters for a 2.5 gallon tank...
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:23 PM   #14 
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Well there are heaters that work for 2.5 gallons.

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-HEATER-A.../dp/B0006JLPFE

http://www.google.com/products/catal...wAA#ps-sellers

http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...m?pcatid=12087
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i have one of those, the current one in the tank. And the other two have some sketchy reviews...
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:00 PM   #16 
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honestly depending on how cold or hot your room is you may need a more powerful heater. I've got a marineland stealth heater for a ten gallon in my 10 gallon tank. I have to set it to 82 to get the water to 78 just cause my room is really nippy.
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:02 PM   #17 
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i just found this one: Elite Submersible Preset Mini Heater 25W - Elite A748 With good reviews, not very expensive, and adjustable
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:31 AM   #18 
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I would use a quarantine tank even tho he is the only fish. Just easier to do water changes in a small container or tank than your main tank. Disturbing substrates, plants and decos can just be a pain in the backside.
Best of luck
BTW... really dont think cutting fins sounds like a good idea.
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Don't cut the fins. Yeah, A QT Tank is better.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:57 AM   #20 
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He just freaks out when he is in small things, like when I change the water and what I put him in is bigger than the quarantine tank. And I would worry about it falling and drowning him. Thanks though :)
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