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Old 09-07-2012, 12:38 PM   #11 
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Quick question, how long is it? I've seen heaters that range from 6-10 inches. I might have to look into picking up a pair.

Edit: I've checked ebay, it looks like alot of them say this:

Voltage: AC220-240V/50-60Hz Not suitable for USA/Canada 110/120V use



so look before you buy!
I just tested it yesterday in a half gallon. Mine is able to run on the US voltage. if you are still skeptical, I'll test it long term in my tank and update to see of it stops working.

There are 50w voltage converter available for like $4 though if you really think you need it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:47 PM   #12 
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LOL how about this guys. I'll run tests with mine in a 1/2g , 1g, 2.5 and 6.6.
I'll get back to you with the results.
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:05 PM   #13 
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The only thing I would worry about if I owned that 25W heater is doing the maximum temperature test.

I'm going to assume that max test will destroy the heating element in a cheaper heater if you leave it at a high temp for a long period of time.

I didn't realize you bought the overseas 2 prong heater.

The Visi-therm 25W survived the 4-5 day heating of the 10G to 97 degrees.

I have no idea how old the VT heater is, because it belonged to my friend Stephanie. Based on the condition of the rubber being all dried out and everything I would assume it was used in her aquariums for at least 2-4 years before it was passed on to me.

All the other weird small 2.5G tanks I'm using were hers as well.
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:00 PM   #14 
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I really wouldn't use it to heat a 10g, knowing how cold the winters are. but I am sure it can solve the headaches for all those out there trying to heat their 1gallons XD

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Old 09-07-2012, 04:41 PM   #15 
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I just got a heater today for $11 bucks >.< my tank has stayed at a pretty constant 76 without a heater because I took the old one out, I don't think it was working, some days it was 76 some days it was 83, some days it didn't seem like it was even on. This new heater keeps the tank at 78...now I wish I would have seen this, could have saved 5 bucks
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Old 09-07-2012, 04:51 PM   #16 
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LV what brand heater and model is it? Don't forget, these heaters will usually take 2-4 weeks to ship.

Aok, I know 25w isn't enough to heat the 10G during the COLD winter months, but it worked fine during the summer.

It's just nice to know what the max setting for the heater is. Before I turned it up, I thought the max setting was 89 degrees.

So now I can know this heater can be used for cooking ickies if they ever make an appearance in my tanks.
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:04 PM   #17 
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those little flat slim heaters (7.5 watt) work really well for smaller setups 2-5gal. it keeps my 5 gal at 80 degrees.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #18 
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sometimes they claim to be a certain wattage... but sometimes they're all the same XD I firgot for which bran though. Someone actually tested all of them and found them to be runnin on the same amount of watts
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Old 09-08-2012, 01:33 PM   #19 
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Hmmm I am an electric nervous Nellie. Maybe I will just go with the Hydor sale on Drs. foster and Smith.
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:27 PM   #20 
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Hydors are good, highly recommend them.
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