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Old 04-21-2013, 10:38 AM   #11 
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The reviews for that one (Tetra Submersible Heater) are pretty mixed.

I imagine yours is working, but that the thermostat is miscalibrated (very common issue for preset heaters), or that your room temperature is too low and the heater can't produce enough energy to heat the water high enough.

I use an EHEIM Jager and it's great because you can calibrate the thermostat on it for pinpoint accuracy. Very tight temperature control as well...
I am thinking of buying that but does it act as a heater and thermostat? and should I get 50W?
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I am thinking of buying that but does it act as a heater and thermostat? and should I get 50W?
Yes, the heater has a built-in thermostat.

What size tank do you have?

If it's between 5 and 12 gallons, a 50W will be sufficient. If it's less than 5 gallons, it may be too big to fit inside.

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:59 PM   #13 
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Good I chose the right one to buy! :) I have a 5 gallon
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Old 04-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #14 
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Perfect! I think you'll really like it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:26 PM   #15 
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Worst heater ever take it back. Trust me
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:35 PM   #16 
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Yes, I had the same one. Just be careful when cleaning it. My heater broke while I lightly cleaned it :/ it's just fragile but it very visual,y attractive and it works. But there's no temperature adjuster so it's just going to raise the tank temp 7 degrees rather than heat to 78*
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:19 PM   #17 
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I have that heater. I like it. Since it's small it fits in all tanks. My tanks are in the basement, and unheated water is about 60 or less. This heater heats to 76 for me.
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Worst heater ever take it back. Trust me
Trust you on the basis of what exactly?

The EHEIM Jager is one of the best heaters on the market.
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:43 AM   #19 
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If yours is at 76, you are lucky. I have a 50 watt one and it can't even heat up 2 gallons to over 73
I have had butter luc with cheap heaters from hong kong then with this POS from Tetra. WORST HEATER you can possible buy..besides maybe Top Fin.

I have found that this little thing from deep blue (also pre set and 30 watts) heats up my 3 gallon tank nicely. Most of the others, except for the Hagen ELite are too tall to fit in the tank.


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Old 04-24-2013, 01:31 AM   #20 
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Trust you on the basis of what exactly?

The EHEIM Jager is one of the best heaters on the market.
+1

I also have several Hydor Theos that I've been very happy with in the several years I've owned/used them. Personally my 2 requirements for aquarium heaters are that they be a) fully submersible, and b) feature an adjustable thermostat. And it should go without saying that an *accurate* thermometer is a must regardless of what heater is being used.
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