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Old 07-03-2012, 12:38 AM   #1 
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Smile Heaters !

I have been round and round the net, looking for a heater for 3, or 3.5 gal tank. Reading the reviews is killing me, lol. I pick one out then read and nope, not that one.

It must be adjustable, and reliable. In the winter it will be working much harder than summer.

Perhaps we could have a sticky for voted heaters per tank size?

Thanks very much.

I used to have fish many years ago, I miss them. Starting small, and working my way back. Although, when i visit walmart, my heart just breaks to see the dead bettas. Today, 2 very large and beautiful ones were dead(they just got this batch in about 5 days ago). Id buy them all if i had room.

But then they would just get more in... and there was one today building a nest! Breaks my heart.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:38 AM   #2 
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You should take pics of the dead fish and post them on Yelp. Maybe it would shame them into taking better care of the fish, especially if more of us start doing it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:10 AM   #3 
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Yeah, i have seen pics like that on youtube. I doubt it will help. When i go there, I spread them out so the cups arent touching each other, just to help them a little. But the woman who works in there doesnt like it.

I used to chat with her all the time, but after i started doing this, she calls me Ma'am.


Heaters:

http://www.kensfish.com/product117.html
Review: http://www.amazon.com/Cascade-Preset.../dp/B000VOF33Y

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Sub...petsupplies_12
Review: same url

http://www.amazon.com/ViaAqua-50-Wat...petsupplies_15
Reviews: same url
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More later, its bed time.
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Old 07-03-2012, 03:03 PM   #4 
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Heaters:

Deep Blue Professional Heat Stik Submersible Quartz Heater 10 Inch 50 Watt
http://www.petstore.com/ps_viewitem....ontent=2L12825
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #5 
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EHEIM Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater 25W
http://www.amazon.com/EHEIM-Jager-Aq...s=eheim+heater
Reviews: same url
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Old 07-03-2012, 04:27 PM   #6 
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Why don't you get a heater called Hydor Theo?
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:47 PM   #7 
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The EHEIM Jager Aquarium Thermostat Heater appeals most to me; the reviews on Amazon are stellar, but they reveal mostly that this heater does everything I would want it to do, and I like that it would shut off if the water level is too low. It has an indicator light, too, when it is running. Hydor THEO comes in a close 2nd: Reviews are also stellar on Amazon, and there are more of them. It advertises that it will not be damaged if run dry, and its accuracy is noted by several of the reviewers. Both of these are shock/shatter resistant, and both have an indicator light. For some reason the EHEIM Jager edges out the Hydor THEO for me, based on my limited acquaintance with advertising copy on Amazon, but we have to work with what we have available. Good luck.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:07 PM   #8 
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There is an adjustable one called "Aqueon" submersible heater, I see it in a lot of pix of tanks on this site..so I know it's a good one:)
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:59 PM   #9 
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copied and pasted from a previous thread about heaters for small tanks :)

I have 2 of the Hydor Theos and actually really like them. I originally bought one for my 3 gallon Marienland Eclipse. When I got a Kritter Keeper for my PK, they didn't have a Theo in stock. So I bought a Hagen Elite. Although the Elite did a good job of maintaining temperature, it wasn't truly completely submersible. With the limited depth in a Kritter Keeper, I wanted it completely horizontal. In the end, I trashed the Elite and bought another Theo. I do have to keep it set a bit higher than what the dial says, but IMHO they do a great job of maintaining temps in both my filter and unfiltered tanks. But to each their own. Good luck finding something that works for you!
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #10 
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I have a Hydor Theo 25w in a 2.5 gal minibow and it works great. Not one single problem it just holds the water at 80deg. Only thing you have to do is set the heater lower than the intended water temperature to start with. My heater is set at 74 deg and it hold the water at 80 deg. They are also cheap enough as well. I picked mine up at Dr Fosters and Smith website here:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...8&pcatid=11368



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