Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Fish Care
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-17-2010, 10:22 PM   #1 
angelicgiggle
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Hydor Mini heater?

I'm looking to get my Drizzle a heater for his 1 gallon bowl; is Hydor a good choice? Is it dangerous?
angelicgiggle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 10:48 PM   #2 
Kittles
Member
 
Kittles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
I had a Hydor Mini Heater under the gravel of my old 2 gallon tank and it kept the water temperature warm and stable. Indeed, mini and fairly inexpensive, but as far as experience and knowledge with the product goes, that's all I have to offer.
Kittles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 10:59 PM   #3 
ScuitoAmi150
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
I have a Hydor Mini for my 1g. You have to monitor it. So make sure that you have a thermometer in the tank, and that you don't leave it on when you aren't home/awake. They do get hot in a 1g.
ScuitoAmi150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 11:04 PM   #4 
angelicgiggle
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScuitoAmi150 View Post
I have a Hydor Mini for my 1g. You have to monitor it. So make sure that you have a thermometer in the tank, and that you don't leave it on when you aren't home/awake. They do get hot in a 1g.

i go away on the weekends so is there another suggestion for a heater that is reasonable in price for a college student?
angelicgiggle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 11:10 PM   #5 
ScuitoAmi150
Member
 
ScuitoAmi150's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Maine
The only thing I can suggest is getting a 2.5g and putting the Hydor in there. =\ I think the Hydor is the lowest watt heater there is.
WalMart has some great deals on tanks, and you could get the large Kirtter Keeper. Those are 2g right?
ScuitoAmi150 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2010, 11:17 PM   #6 
Kittles
Member
 
Kittles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
For tanks, you could hit up any Ross store, or Goodwill, as they seem to have a pretty large selection of glassware. It's where I got the large 2 gallon bulbous vase I used for my first tank.

Also, as I saw in another thread on here, you could use clear, plastic storage tubs. They come in some pretty large sizes.
Kittles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 06:40 PM   #7 
SoulSong
New Member
 
SoulSong's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: coastal Connecticut
I had a Hydor 7.5w for my first tank. It was a 1 gal BUT - and this is a big but - it sat on a hot mat on my granite kitchen counter. We keep our home cool (68-ish) in winter & the counter acts like a giant heat sink. (As a frame of reference, my new tank is a 3 gal & to maintain 78-82 depending on time of day I have a 50 watt heater. 25 couldn't cut it in my home.) The Hydor kept the 1 gal at a nice stable 80-82 during the day with the incandescent light on, cooled down to 77-78 at night with the lights off.

Make sure you have a good thermometer and monitor the temperature closely until you are sure it will work. You might put heater & thermometer in a similar size bowl & watch what it does before you risk Drizzle. That's what I did. I didn't risk my fish until I'd seen stable temps for 48 hours. Keep the packaging & receipt in case you need to return it. Honestly though, unless your bowl is on a really cool surface you're much safer getting a bigger tank.

Last edited by SoulSong; 02-19-2010 at 06:53 PM.
SoulSong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 09:22 PM   #8 
1fish2fish
Member
 
1fish2fish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Savannah, GA
I've used a hydor mini in my 1 gallon hospital bowls plenty of times. They work fine but you do have to monitor the temps. If you go home for the weekend its best to lower the temp in the room if possible or leave a window cracked just in case the water temp goes up. I wouldn't worry too much about that though. I've gone home for the weekend and had no problems with the hydor being in the 1 gallon.. but I do keep my dorm very cold.
1fish2fish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 11:04 PM   #9 
dramaqueen
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Central Texas
I just got a Mariineland 10 watt but I need a thermometer to monitor the temperature. Its preset at 78, I think.
dramaqueen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 04:03 AM   #10 
reaperss06
New Member
 
reaperss06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Idaho
My room fluctuates in temp but the hydor seemed to keep my 2 gallon at about an 81-82 no matter what time of day. I do guess it helps that my room is in a basement lol.
reaperss06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hydor Mini Heater? TheJadeBetta Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 14 04-21-2010 09:30 PM
Hydor Mini Heater 7.5W CataclysmKitten Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 7 04-12-2010 02:26 AM
Hydor Mini heater rocktrns Betta Fish Care 3 12-06-2009 06:22 PM
Hydor Mini Heater? Jynx Betta Fish Care 2 07-25-2009 09:17 PM
Hydor Mini Aquarium Heater AngelicScars Betta Fish Bowls, Habitats, and Accessories 10 06-22-2009 12:28 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.