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Old 10-28-2011, 11:33 AM   #1 
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Flushy's New Home! Balinese Zen Garden

Flushy has a new tank today. He's gone Balinese. He's swimming around trying to figure it out. I spend a small fortune on a lantern, gravel and plants and what does he do? Stares at the cord for the heater and flares at the thermometer. Some fish never change.



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Old 10-28-2011, 12:11 PM   #2 
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Looks very nice, the fish and the setup. What size tank is that and what heater do you use for it?
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:23 PM   #3 
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It's a big glass vessel I got at Home Goods. It holds 2 gallons. I found an under gravel heater at Petco for $10. It's one of those ones round ones. Made by Hydor.
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Old 10-28-2011, 12:25 PM   #4 
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He is ignoring me today for netting him out of his old tank.
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Are you sure it wasn't the Zoo Med BettaTherm? I have a couple of those and they are always right next to the bettas.

Be careful with them, though. They get hot. I have an ambient room temp in my apartment of around 72 +/- a couple degrees and was hoping for a slight raise in temp, but ended up getting around 85 degrees instead. Of course, this was my trial 1g tank to see how effective it'd be, and very glad I did. Don't think I'll be using these as they take a bit of monitoring.


Sorry for the derailment! I really like what you've got going on there! Those little lanterns are one of the few decorations I'd consider putting in a tank (I perfer the minimalist/contemporary + natural look myself).

Kudos on the sharp tank!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:37 PM   #6 
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Looks nice!
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Old 10-28-2011, 01:44 PM   #7 
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Are you sure it wasn't the Zoo Med BettaTherm? I have a couple of those and they are always right next to the bettas.

Be careful with them, though. They get hot. I have an ambient room temp in my apartment of around 72 +/- a couple degrees and was hoping for a slight raise in temp, but ended up getting around 85 degrees instead. Of course, this was my trial 1g tank to see how effective it'd be, and very glad I did. Don't think I'll be using these as they take a bit of monitoring.


Sorry for the derailment! I really like what you've got going on there! Those little lanterns are one of the few decorations I'd consider putting in a tank (I perfer the minimalist/contemporary + natural look myself).

Kudos on the sharp tank!

The heater looks just like the Zoo Med one but it is a different brand. Maybe someone else also makes it. It got it because my office gets cold at night. This morning I came in and the water was 68 degrees.

I am also worried about the temp getting too high. I put it in about 3 hours ago and the temp went from about 72 degrees to about 76. I have no choice, I don't want him to freeze to death over the weekend.

I can't leave the thermometer in the water for too long. Flushy hates it.
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Old 10-28-2011, 02:34 PM   #8 
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Looks nice :) Might be too much gravel on top for it to overheat. My Bettatherm barely does a thing if my room is too cold.. Which is always unless I'm here. (we're moving Sunday so that will change!!) They say to cover with up to 2 inches of gravel, since yours has more than that on top I wouldn't worry too much about it. It's only 7 watts!!
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I checked, my gravel at the lowest point is only at 1 1/2 inch. over the heater it's at 2" .
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Old 10-28-2011, 07:24 PM   #10 
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Jeez! It looks like more!! Sorry! I barely keep a thing layer over mine and it only does an okay job. When we move I'm sure it will pick up since it judges by the rooms temperature. The 3 windows in my current bedroom are major drafty -_-"

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