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Old 08-20-2012, 04:27 PM   #1 
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25 watts in 2.5 gallons

Hi, I'm looking to set up a tank and get a betta. I'm thinking of getting a medium kritter keeper which comes out to about 2.5 gallons. I found this heater on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-Watt-Expl...ht_6891wt_1397 . It has an adjustable thermostat, but I was wondering if the wattage was too high. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:33 PM   #2 
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I have a 50 watt for my 5 gallon so for yours I would think 25 watt would be okay. Just be sure when you get it to check the temp of the water often to make sure its working as it should.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:34 PM   #3 
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25 watts will be fine in a 2.5 gallon. I have two tanks that size and each has a 25 watt heater. A really great and highly recommended brand is the Elite Submersible Mini Heaters.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:36 PM   #4 
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I think I've seen the elite's. It just worried me that they were pre-set. I live in Minnesota and when winter comes around I'm not sure how the temp is going to be since I'm in a new apartment. I'll look in to them. Thanks for the advice.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:48 PM   #5 
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Thats what I have and Elite 50 watt adjustable heater, I got mine from Amazon, check and see they might have and adjustable one in 25 watt. Just got mine a few days ago and so far its doing a good job at keeping the temp at 76 where I have it set too.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:04 PM   #6 
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The Elite 25 watt is adjustable. I'm not sure why they list it as a preset. There just aren't any numbers to go by. There is a - sign and a + sign, you adjust the dial to get the right temperature.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:19 PM   #7 
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Hydor Theo are great heaters. Have a 25W in my 2.5 and it works great. Kept my boy toasty at 80-81 all winter.

Honestly I'd be more concerned that their selling feature is "explosion proof".
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:27 PM   #8 
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Mine has numbers, it shows them on front and there is a dial up top you turn to get to the temp you want, buts its the 50 watt so I guess the 25 watt is different . Great heaters though no matter what wattage.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:39 PM   #9 
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Yep, the Elite 50 watt and 25 watt are different for some reason. Maybe the smaller one isn't big enough to actually have the numbers and everything.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:23 PM   #10 
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Marineland has a 25-watt adjustable heater.
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