Originally Posted by Satsumas
Im hoping my heater will heat it up quickly. Should i turn the heater up for about 5 minutes, then back to the regular temp i always have?
That probably wouldn't actually make the water heat up [i]faster[i/]. Aquarium heaters are like house ones -- turning the thermostat up higher doesn't make the place heat up faster, since heaters generally only have two settings (on and off). All that turning up the thermostat higher than you want the temperature to be does is make the heater stay on until the air/water gets hotter than you wanted it to.