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Old 08-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #1 
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What is the best heater for a ten gallon tank?

So I recently got a ten gallon tank for my betta about 3 months ago, and my betta seems really happy. My tank doesn't have a heater or a filter, and currently there is one plant, but I will be buying much more plants to put in. (I would also like some recommendations for plants) But now that winter is coming, I am starting to look for a heater. So I just want to know what is the best heater for a ten gallon tank? And is a heater safe for plants? I prefer to buy it in a store if possible, but I guess online works as well.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:02 AM   #2 
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I've used Eheim Jager on my 10 gallon and it worked fabulously. It's also a highly recommended heater brand on other aquarium sites.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=23726

You'd want the 50w for a 10 gallon.
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Thanks a lot! :D

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Old 08-31-2013, 12:43 AM   #4 
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Eheim, Hydor, Hagen all make good 50W heaters. My Aqueon works OK.

Get a thermometer in there and find out what your tank temperature is. If it gets below 76* you need a heater now.

Think about getting more plants, silk or live. Your fish will thank you.

Seriously consider cycling your tank. That provides the best water quality for your fish.

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Old 08-31-2013, 07:54 AM   #5 
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Yesterday I actually already bought 3 more live plants, so my tank now have 4 plants, and my tank has 2 silk plants, and my fish loves them all. Do you know if I can get any of these brands in stores?
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Old 09-01-2013, 05:23 AM   #6 
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You can call around. A serious fish store will have one or another of them. I think they're all available on Amazon. Get a thermometer and an API freshwater test kit (~$20) with that and you'll get free shipping.
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