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  1. Moving from Heated to Unheated?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hello all! So this week is Spring Break (hooray!) and I'm planning on going home for the next seven days. Obviously, this is way too long to leave my little betta alone - he'd starve! Right now, he's in a heated 5 gallon tank. Unfortunately, it'd be pretty hard to move all that home just for...
  2. Heater/heater wattage for nano tank

    Betta Fish Care
    Hi, I have a 13litre tank / roughly 3 gallons and i was wondering which heater to use for it, or wattage, as i have heard stories about cooked fish! Im in the UK if you want to send any links or shop advices! Thanks! :-)
  3. fluorescent lamp near heated tank? heat? light cycle?

    Betta Fish Care
    hey guys :) will be getting a betta in a week or two, and am preparing my tank. Good to be among fellow enthusiasts :) Here's the situation: I just set up my 5.5 gallon betta tank with a l.e.d. lit hood on it on an endtable in the corner of my room. I have a 25 watt adjustable heater coming in...
  4. Heating Jarred Bettas

    Breeding Betta Fish
    How does everyone heat their bettas once they have been jarred? I've heard of several methods including using a space heater for a small room, a barracks system in a large heated tank, and using heat tape on shelves to heat up the jars. Why do you use a certain method and why? Which is the most...
  5. Dorm room betta

    Betta Fish Care
    I am a college freshman and I brought my betta with me. He's been with me for about a year and three months. I actually got him on my last day of school. I had just completed my aquaculture class and was inspired to get a fish and care for it. My teacher suggest I start with a betta because...
  6. Can't heat my tank!

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a 5 gallon plastic tank for my betta Julian. I have tried a Marina 25W adjustable heater (which is what is currently running in there), and a Tetra 100W heater. Neither of these have heated the tank to 78 degrees. I know, weird, right? The woman at the pet store suggested that maybe my...
  7. No tech tank care questions

    Betta Fish Care
    I'm not sure if this should be in the habitat forum but ill post here since its about care and maintenance. First off, I am not running a no teck tank, mine has heater, filter, and light.. BUT many people run betta tanks/bowls/cubes without filers or heaters and I had a few questions about...
  8. Heat

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So, I got my little Delta Tail male from petco and when I was cleaning his one gallon bowl, the water seemed cold to me but he was swimming around just fine creating a bubble nest, so how would I maintain the proper heat for a bowl and not a tank?
  9. Heating the tank

    Betta Fish Care
    I have my Betta in a 3.5 gallon tank. I just got him today but was unable to get a heater. Im almost certain his tank is a bit too chilly so Im getting the heater tomorrow. My question is, since he's already in his tank right now how should I heat it once I get the heater? Do I take him out and...
  10. 40 liter tank and heater?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    So I'm getting a heater for my tank and my tank is 40 liters I just wanted to know what size heater I should get and what not as I'm a little confused when it comes to stuff like that. Thanks again for your help :-D
  11. Heating a 2.5 gal tank?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Hi guys, I'm getting my first tank set up, and while my betta is happy with his temperature now, I want to buy a heater soon. However, there's a lot of contradicting information out there about which heaters are too hot or not hot enough. So far I'm deciding between the Elite Submersible Present...
  12. water changing heat questions

    Betta Fish Care
    I have a water change schedule I adhere to strictly first off 10 gallons evry other day for my show tank 20 gallon. Then 4 gallons daily 100 percent in hospital tank. I have one half moon that just won't kick the fin rot not major damge but enough to concern me to put in med. Tank! Anyway I want...
  13. Worries about heaters

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I have more questions, lol. Okay so I'm worried about being able to keep a tank warm enough. I'm a college student, so we save money by not running the heater in our house. This makes it very cold in our house in the winter. Will a heater only heat the temperature to 10 or so degrees above room...
  14. Heating a bowl? O.o

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I recently got a male betta fish for myself after my gerbil had passed on. Right now he's in a big... Trifle bowl? Either way, it needs to be heated because it is COLD and winter's coming up. Thing is, how do I heat this?: I know the picture isn't the best, I had to resort to using my phone...
  15. Video of my future betta tank, and a few questions on heat & water flow rate.

    Betta Fish Care
    Here is a video of my betta tank after it's first week of cycling. I ask a few questions in here regarding the temperature of the tank and also about the flow rate of the water. It's a bit long, but if you so watch the whole thing thank you!
  16. Will this work?

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    I'm thinking about making a home made Betta Tank. I found a Plasic container and I was wondering if it will work. Also, How could I heat it?
  17. Heating Question

    Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories
    Ok so sadly i have all the stuff for my Betta fish bowl and all but the thing is me or my mom dont have enough money for a heater >.< it wount be for a while until i can get one! D: and i dont want my fish to get sick, die, ect. soo is there anyway else to heat a fish bowl...? If so please tell...