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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 02:40 PM
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I've had good luck with Elite mini heaters. I've got a few 25 watt ones that are perfect. It says that they are for up to 5.5 gals but they are adjustable (there's a knob on the top) and I've been able to use them in everything from a 1 gal to a 10 gal. Of course I keep a thermometer in all my tanks and monitor them. It switches off when it reaches the desired heat and then back on when the temperature goes below what is set. It has a little light that allows you to tell if it is on or not.

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 02:50 PM
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No, they're just small snails that I'm keeping to feed my assassin snails. So probably pond and perhaps some MTSs, Both I know for a fact don't get very big and breed like rabbits and can be kept in temps up around 80 degrees, seeing as how they're the reason I bought the assassin's for my 5 gallon betta tank.

I've been to petco and saw some of their smaller heaters but none seem to have a thermostat. Reviews have been mixed for these everywhere from not warm enough to boiling.
Petco and petsmart have crappy small heaters here where i live..:( good luck finding one that doesnt boil shrimp..i dont recommend aqueon 10 watt and marina 10 watt from petco..or petsmart . Good luck!!
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Petco and petsmart have crappy small heaters here where i live..:( good luck finding one that doesnt boil shrimp..i dont recommend aqueon 10 watt and marina 10 watt from petco..or petsmart . Good luck!!
Sorry i meant bettas not shrimp..lol i guess im hungry
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Well I'm actually looking at one made by Hydor, it's seven and a half watt. Apparently it's meant for fish bowls and the reviews are pretty good.
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i dont recommend aqueon 10 watt and marina 10 watt from petco..or petsmart . Good luck!!
Why is that? Maybe you know something that I don't about these heaters.

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My marina 10 watt works fine.
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