Originally Posted by Tikibirds
If the filter is too strong, you don't have to use it as long as you keep up with the water changes.
I had a non adjustable heater last winter and when it got really cold out (and I mean -60F outside and stayed there for days) it did not heat up the water much at all. It stayed at about 65F
it was a 50 watt heater and it couldn't keep a 5 gallon tank warm
. You may need to get a stronger heater depending on how cold your house gets in winter. Mine gets really cold due to massive draft from my window. I'm hoping since they replaced everyone else's window I'll get one before winter temps set in next month
That's cold, it usually drops to -22F here -40 is the coldest we ever gotten, so I'll probably have to buy a stronger heater, seeing how this one works kinda weird-ish. And yeah, I'll just see if I can find a cloth to wrap around the filter so the current will be weaker, I actually like a filter so I don't have to do many water changes.
We'll see how it goes.
Also I think Jake build a bubble nest today not sure, there were a lot of bubbles outlining my tank today, maybe it could be just something else.