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Old 01-21-2012, 08:23 PM   #1 
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Question Heater

Hi. Last year I got a heater but then I read that you have to use a thermometer with it. So I finally got one. But I am a little nervous about using it. The brand of the heater is Hydor. Any hints are welcome.

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Old 01-21-2012, 08:37 PM   #2 
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I'm not familiar with the brand (being in Australia, I use AquaOne), but with the thermometer you'll be able to tell if something is going wrong and adjust the temperature on the heater accordingly. :)
Heaters are super important for bettas, so I'd put it in now. :)
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Old 01-22-2012, 01:22 AM   #3 
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yea definitely put it in! I was actually just looking at heaters on amazon.com and that brand seemed to have for the most part good reviews. Just check it a few times a day and tweek it if need be till you get the right temp 78-82 degrees I've had my heater for a few months and I still check it with every feeding just to be sure...
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:41 PM   #4 
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Thanks for the quick replies. I will be putting it in soon.

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Old 01-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #5 
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I have another question. Is there a fire hazard if it is left plugged in all night? Should I turn it off and cover them before going to bed?

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Old 01-23-2012, 08:40 PM   #6 
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You should leave it plugged in at all times, just make sure there is a "drip loop" before it plugs into the socket. A drip loop is basically extending the cable a bit so that it drops below the socket to prevent water from going into the socket (this rarely happens but it is a precaution)



The change in temperature from night to day from turning it on and off will stress your fish needlessly. How many watts is it? How big is the tank it is going into?
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:16 PM   #7 
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It says on the box 7, 5W. I think that is for the watts. The tank is Aqueon MiniBow 2.5.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #8 
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It says on the box 7, 5W. I think that is for the watts. The tank is Aqueon MiniBow 2.5.
Does it look like this? If so, I have used them for years with great success and no problems, aside from after 2.5 years, they don't heat as warmly. I just had to replace the ones I had. They keep the temp at a constant 78*

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yea don't unplug it... Exactly wat BAHA said...
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:36 AM   #10 
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I agree with tappy in which it won't sufficiently heat up 2.5 gallons. I have a 10watt for 2.5 gallon tanks. Try it anyway, maybe it might work out for you, though :)
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