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Cool Heater Question

I have a bowl I am using for a betta, it holds 5 gallons. Would a terrarium substrate heater under the tank create too much heat? I just dont want to drop a cord in the bowl for aesthetic reastons......errr.......rather i prefer not to.
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I wouldn't put a heater in it at all if the room temperature is at all stable and/or there is a light over the tank to keep it warm.
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Im not quite sure about the amount of heat it would depend on the kind / wattage i was just going to point out hydor makes a neat little eletronic heat thing that you set and if it goes past the temp you set it goes off+ it comes with neat inexpensive eletronic thermometer attatched so im not sure of a price range but i think its like under 20 dollars canadian so... Just thought i 'd throw that into the picture!


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1. loose the bowl... it's not made for fish

Now its summer so I don't think you need a heater because the room temp. is just fine for the betta.
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5 gallons and one fish, its just fine, thank you
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ok, it's just that by fish bow I usually immagine a very small round gold fish bowl

the problem with the heater under the bowl is that it's not under control. When it's cold the water gets warm but when it's already warm it's just gets warmer. How can you control the heater? The best would be to put some kind of thermostat inside, to be sure your betta won't get cooked.
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thats why i asked the question i will look into that. its a heat mat for a terrarium so i figure it should be similar to an aquaria hearer?
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terrarium substrate heater
Traditionally, they have not been made to have a lot of weight/pressure put directly on them. I would check with the manufacturer first. Otherwise, You may just end up starting an unwanted fire....


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