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  1. How to know if Betta tank is at the right temp.

    Betta Fish Care
    I installed my heater earlier and I have two thermometers (just in case) in a 10g tank with Toby the Koi Betta. I am using a 50w heater set at 78 and the thermometers are saying the temp of my room (66-68). The heater has been in for about 30 minutes and nothing has changed, does anybody know if...
  2. Heater help!!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I made the 2 hour journey to the nearest pet store to get everything to set up my 10 gallon tank. And I did get everything except suction cups for my heater.... Is there any alternative?? Tape? I have no idea but I have a betta in a fishbowl waiting for me to get my tank set up and I just...
  3. 50 Watt Heater not working.

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi all, I bought a 50 watt Aqueon Heater for my 5 gallon aquarium since heater options were limited. I opened the box and there was no instructions, so what I did was, put the heater in the water (without it plugged in) and let it sit in the water for 25 minutes, I than plugged it in but the...
  4. Heater upgrade?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So good news, I finally upgraded to a 5.5 gallon tank for my betta! Bad news is I think I need to replace my heater. Previously my betta was in a 3 gal tank and the heater worked beautifully on it, consistently kept the temp at 80. Loved it. However with the new tank, it only hovers around...
  5. 25 gallon divided tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I plan on dividing my 25 gallon tank x3 and read on here that I should get a filter and heater for each section that is divided, Would 3 CAF-10's & 2 Aqueon mini aquarium heaters work(I already have a extra heater) ?
  6. Will this heater melt my plastic tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi I am a 1 week old aquarist who just got his first tank setup, a 3 gallon tetra half moon with a filter for my Betta fish, but I want to get him a heater. This was the one I wanted (below) but the lady at the store wouldn't sell it to me saying it will melt my plastic tank. Any...
  7. Heater issues?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, earlier this week I got a betta. I have him in a 3 gallon with an air filter and heater. After a day of using the heater I noticed the tank was at 85. But without the heater his tank went back down to 70. I'm just very concerned about him adjusting to the water temps. If anybody has any...
  8. Wanted: filter, heater, and aerator for 10 gal

    Betta Fish Marketplace
    Hi. I'm looking for a filter, heater, and aerator for a 10 gallon tank. I can trade for a 6x9" pen & ink drawing of your betta with his or her name in this style:
  9. Do Bettas need heaters?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I have two male betta fish, I keep them in separate square stackable tanks. Am I required to put them in a 2.5 gallon tank and do they have to have heaters? My bettas are happy and healthy. They make bubbles in their tanks, and I only feed them once a day 3 pellets and a tiny bit of dried...
  10. Bettas won't swim around and hide in their caves all day!

    Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I'm really worried about my two boy Bettas.They're both inside a 10 gallon divided tank. They didn't have a heater for a few weeks and the water was a constant 70 degrees F Since I had a heater, I wanted to add it in since I read they need a temperature of 78Degrees. I added it in, waited 30...
  11. GFCI only heater by ViaAqua?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    well, I waited 2 weeks for this 50 watt ViaAqua heater to arrive and I read the manual. Everything sounds fine until it says it requires a GFCI outlet only.. I think this outlet keeps it from overheating? It's an adjustable heater, so if I kept it at betta temp, how can it overheat? My previous...
  12. Hello, this is clueless and confusion I have a lot of questions

    Planted Betta Tanks
    Well hello. Recently my betta fish died :( And I just determined that it was probably because he most likely got scratched on his plastic plants then got a bacterial infection or something. So after chucking out those lovely little killers plus my crappy fickle water tester I decided that I...
  13. Heater Advice?

    Betta Fish Care
    I've recently purchased a new 3 gal tank and this is the first time my betta has been in one. I was wondering if there were any automatic heaters that changes the heating temperature depending on the room temperature. If you know anything about that, please let me know!
  14. Heater for smaller tank in a larger one

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Recently I have upgraded my betta's (whose name is Redd [yes with two d's]) tank from a smaller 1-gallon (it's all I had) to an old 5-gallon tank I found in my attic. However, I have a heater that says it's good for tanks up to 2.5 gallons. Could I put the smaller heater in the larger tank or...
  15. Heater Help!

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I'm currently setting up a planted 4-gallon cube tank in preparation for a new betta. I have a little glass stick heater that keeps the water at a pretty constant 76 - but only in the day! At night when my house's heat is off, the water goes down to about 72. I know that 72 is pretty chilly...
  16. Betta Fish Water Too Hot?

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi! So I'm not new to betta fish care, but I have a question about a new tank. I have a betta in a 5 gallon, filtered, heated tank, but I'm wondering if the heater is making the water too warm. It's preset to 78, but the thermometer strip reads 82ish. My betta is very VERY active. HE eats great...
  17. Selecting A Water Heater

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I am trying to select a water heater for a 3 gallon cube that I will be switching to soon and would like to hear your thoughts. Is there such a thing as an auto-on/off, "pre-programmed" aquarium heater? Or does it really come down to wattage per gallons and room temperature? Are there any...
  18. Issues with Hydor Theo 25W Heater

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi again, everyone! I've been gone for a while but I'm back and looking for help on some heater issues I'm having. In January, I got a male betta and kept him in a 1 gallon tank with a Hydor Theo 25W adjustable heater. Since then I've been able to move him into a 2.5 gallon tank (which he was...
  19. Will a 2-10 heater overheat a one gallon?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Okay so, I know that my betta should be in a 2.5+ gallon. I'm working on that! But in the meantime, while she is staying in her one gallon, I'd like to heat her water. The heater that I have is a 2-10G (non adjustable). Can I put it in my one gallon or will it overheat the water? Shouldn't the...
  20. Safe temperature fluctuations?

    Betta Fish Care
    I bought one of my bettas a heater. They'll eventually all get heaters but I wanted to try it out before buying 3. Its a heater that shuts off at a specific temperature, and has been doing so, but I have a thermometer for backup. I already had the fish in when I put it in. It's raised from 22 up...