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Old 11-03-2011, 09:35 AM   #1 
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Betta Tank heating: How do you?

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Just wanted to get some ideas on how to heat Betta tanks. I keep my Bettas in large bowls, with 10 individual bowls how do you heat all of them? Hoping to get some ideas on how to do this.

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Old 11-03-2011, 09:45 AM   #2 
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If the bowls are 1g or bigger each you can buy a small heater for them each if you can, I recommend that, but if you're tight on money that might not work.

I've heard people using power strips, try raising the room temperature to 82F. . . Other than that I have no idea.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:22 AM   #3 
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In the reptile section there are heater strips that can be strung below the bowls. Just make sure there is a temp. gauge (sp?) in each bowl so you know it is warm enough. This works great for my smaller tanks to keep them warm.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:29 AM   #4 
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In the reptile section there are heater strips that can be strung below the bowls. Just make sure there is a temp. gauge (sp?) in each bowl so you know it is warm enough. This works great for my smaller tanks to keep them warm.
would this work for .5g-1g critter keeper type tanks I wonder? They're make of more plastic type material rather than glass. I have 2 of those going right now for 2 guys in QT for tail biting/fin rot.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:41 AM   #5 
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would this work for .5g-1g critter keeper type tanks I wonder? They're make of more plastic type material rather than glass. I have 2 of those going right now for 2 guys in QT for tail biting/fin rot.
Why do you QT a Betta for tail biting and fin rot? Seems this would stress them more by changing their home? And isn't the whole point of QT to keep a disease from spreading to another fish?
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I'm just following recommendations given to me by experienced betta keepers on this forum. I have Charlie in a QT tank because he normally shares a 20G with 3 other guys - who aren't experiencing fin rot. Its easier to do 100% changes (keeping the water clean) on a smaller tank.
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:59 AM   #7 
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I'm just following recommendations given to me by experienced betta keepers on this forum. I have Charlie in a QT tank because he normally shares a 20G with 3 other guys - who aren't experiencing fin rot. Its easier to do 100% changes (keeping the water clean) on a smaller tank.
Ok, yeah, good point. Wasn't trying to say what you are doing is wrong, just curious!
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:55 AM   #8 
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If you can find longer heating pads you can lay a heating pad down for a few bowls and just use as many as needed.

The reptile heating strips are a great suggestion and probably your best option!
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:41 PM   #9 
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I use this heater - http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=4134008
Works very well in kritter keepers. :)
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Old 11-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #10 
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In the reptile section there are heater strips that can be strung below the bowls. Just make sure there is a temp. gauge (sp?) in each bowl so you know it is warm enough. This works great for my smaller tanks to keep them warm.

Is this the wire that heats up in the reptile section. I'm also from Fresno, would it be found at Whities or Petsmart?

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