Not sure if any of you saw my thread in the "Betta Chat" forum, but I mentioned that I would be purchasing a new betta fish soon and that I was gathering the things I needed for my tank. I am new to the forum! :D
Well, I got my little Dragon Scale guy today and I just want to make sure everything is set and correct before putting him in the tank! So here is what I've got/did so far:
- 1 gallon tank with overhead light. I know it's a little small, but it's what I can afford for now. I'm hoping to upgrade to a 2.5 within a few months :)
- Added the 1tsp of water conditioner
- Put in my heater that arrived today. It's an Elite 25W Mini Heater, which I heard was recommended here. So far it seems to be doing it's job because the top of my tank above the water is getting humid.
- I plan to leave it overnight to settle and then I'll put him in.
Now, I just have a few questions/concerns about the heater. Is this at all a fire hazard? I don't have the cord in the water - I have it right above the "minimum water level" line.
I'm just worried because when I put it into the water, I THINK I noticed a small crack towards the top. If I look at it underwater, you can see this little black hairline. However, it is difficult to see when taken out. The "crack" is right under the temperature dial and not anywhere near the heating part, but should I be concerned? I can try and get a picture of it in the morning if needed..