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Old 10-10-2009, 08:35 AM   #21 
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Honestly I've never tried it, but I think it could work as long as it is a very reliable heater such as the Visi-Therm Stealth. I have however used a 50 watt Visi-Therm Deluxe in a 5.5 gallon with no problems whatsoever, and I'm currently using it in my 5 gallon.

I'd say try it just keep a close eye on it for a while. You can always bring it back if it causes you problems.

Edit: HOLD ON A SECOND! I see a pic in your avatar, did you get a camera? If you did, we NEED pictures of your tanks and fish!

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Old 10-10-2009, 09:51 AM   #22 
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lol! Yes, Kim, you DID see an avatar! I FINALLY learned how to upload pics! I borrowed a neighbor's camera. I posted pics on my user profile page and there are blurry pics in the betta photo section of the forum. I'm still new at all this but I'm going to borrow my neighbor's camera again and see if I can get some better pics that aren't so blurry. I think I stood too close to the fish.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:24 PM   #23 
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I had 1 in a 2gal hospital tank under the sand. Kept the tank at a steady 76. Lower then I would have liked but did the job. I keep my 30gal at 82 lol.

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Old 10-10-2009, 03:59 PM   #24 
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I think 76 is better than 70-72.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:38 PM   #25 
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I have mine attached to the side of a 2.5 gal tank. We had a couple of cool days and nights last week, so I bought one and hooked it up. Within 24 hours it was a perfect temp and Diego was making his bubble nests. Then our days got back into the high 70s-low 80s. The water temp ticked a bit too high (83/84), so I shut it down. I have a feeling without a thermostat, I'm going to be doing a lot of pluging and un-pluging of the heater.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:19 PM   #26 
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i got one because the thermometer was reading 68 degrees and it isn't even winter yet... if you look on the side of the box for the hydor brand it gives you a chart of approximately how much it should raise the water temp... so far no problems
I think i might invest in a timer to hook it to though so that it has times when it will not be on so that it doesn't get too hot though I don't think it will be a problem where i live now considering the dorm room can drop to like 50 degrees F if the room heater doesn't work
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:41 PM   #27 
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I may try one if I can find one. I'm also going to order a stealth visitherm.
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Old 10-13-2009, 04:17 PM   #28 
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I have one in my 10 gallon. Not the optimum size lol, but so far the temp has been at a steady 79 since I put it in there.
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