- My tank's water temperature dropped from 80F afternoon to 63F degrees last night.
Thought it was an ideal time to truly test out those 7W Hydor heat pads that everyone else seems to use on their smaller tanks.
So far from my little tests I've been conducting for the past 48 hours.... They're absolutely HORRIBLE in terms of maintaining a stable temperature.
- Here's the verified temperatures 2.5G QT tanks. I've been busy so I didn't have time to take the time of the measurement, but I did take pictures.
Keep in mind these 2.5G glass tanks only have 1.2G of water in them
- 71 degrees
- 81 degrees
- 88 degrees
- 90 degrees.
- 82 degrees @ 8pm 9/11.
Room Temperature was 84 degrees @ the time
Here's the Hydor 7W results as of 9/11 @ 9:45PM EST.
Tank #1 = 2.5G with 1.2G filled
- Left Side = 82.4F
- Right Side = 78.6F
- Room Temperature 69.5F
Tank #2 = 2.5G with 1.2G filled
- Left Side = 77.9F
- Right Side = 79.3F
- Room Temperature 75.3F
Based on these results I'm not using these things much after this weekend.
For the 10G S-tank, I have a 25W Visi-Therm & I've set to 78-79 degrees.
- I might use them to keep my mouse pad warm but that's about it.
Here's the readings I just took on it....
- Verified temperature on left side = 79 degrees
- Verified temperature on right side = 79 degrees
Also this little 25W Visi-Therm heater was given to me by my friend Stefanie & they're least 3-7 years old. First time I ever used these little VT heaters was this past winter for Akoya's dinky isolation tank, but they worked great. Akoya & the cories were pretty happy.