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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiari
    Make sure, whatever one you get it has an adjustable thermostat control. A Betta should be kept at a -constant- 82 degrees F.

    found a good deal on a 50 W with adjustable cotrol, would that be over kill, even if i set it at lowest temp? guy that has them, also has a few other fish products i want, so shippig would be free, he just doesnt have a 25w


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    Ordered an aqueon fifty wat heater for my species specific tank i can't get the hundred watt heater to stay where i want it. i want to finish cycling the rest of the bacteria on the tank at 79 degrees. when i get the fish i'll keep it at 76 degrees to prevent breeding.

    the only good thing about the heater i got right now on the fishless cycle 10 gallon is that it's slotted itself at 84 degrees. but that's not where i want it to stay in the long run.

    20 gallon tall - 3 paska's red rainbow, 8 harlequin rasbora, 2 algae eating shrimp, 4 cherry shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 blueberry shrimp, 1 bronze cory, 1 peppered cory, 1 julii cory, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis, 1 bunch water wysteria, 1 package of B. Caroliniana, 1 Crypto Luten, 1 red wendii, Mossball.
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    also yes i think it would be overkll. you'd need to set it at half the temperture you want it at.

    20 gallon tall - 3 paska's red rainbow, 8 harlequin rasbora, 2 algae eating shrimp, 4 cherry shrimp, 2 nerite snail, 2 blueberry shrimp, 1 bronze cory, 1 peppered cory, 1 julii cory, 2 pc driftwood planted with anubias and narrowleaf java fern.
    Other plants in tank - 1 bunch anacharis, 1 bunch water wysteria, 1 package of B. Caroliniana, 1 Crypto Luten, 1 red wendii, Mossball.
    Cinnamon = 9 year old Siamese Cat[
    1 Rat - Domino aka Domi
    1 Robo hamster - Spice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shidohari
    also yes i think it would be overkll. you'd need to set it at half the temperture you want it at.

    dang it ok..


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    I actually have a 50w in my 6 gallon Fluval edge. You have to gauge the temperature very carefully using a very good thermometer in the tank, and adjusting slowly. My Heater is set at 76, yet keeps the tank at 82. I use a Marina digital thermometer to track the most accurate temperature.

    I found the 25w had to work much too hard to maintain 82, and was on constantly.
    2 10 gallon tanks, 1 20 gallon tank, 1 Fluval Edge, 1 29 gallon tank, and one backyard pond.

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    thats what i was wondering, it would stay on alot!, i have tons of digintal temp gauges aswell... looks like the bettas are turning into 100 fish, lol


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    Just like Tiari mentioned, I would rather set a heater at a lower temp so it's off most of the time than have a heater struggle to maintain a temp - it could burn out too fast that way.
    46 gal fw tank with black skirt tetras, neon tetras, spotted corys, cherry barbs, otoclinus, snails & 4 amano shrimp - plastic & live plants
    5 gal QT
    Remember: Our job is to take care of the water our fish live in

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    picked up 2 colbalt 50W, they have great fish food, so i decided to give there heaters a try


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