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Old 10-25-2012, 03:29 PM   #1 
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Aqueon Mini heater question

My 2 gal Fluval keeps at about 74-76 so I decided to pick up a heater for Bernie Kosar (yes my Beta's name is Bernie Kosar).

It says if the air temp is above 78 you don't need to use it. I assume it has some sort of thermal sensor that shuts it down at a certain temp but last night the tank was up to 84 degrees. Am I doing something wrong?


Any advice would be greatly appreciated

http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/mini-heater.htm

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:37 PM   #2 
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I'm having the same problem with my mini heater! My tank was 90 yesterday morning. I'm flipping out but my fish seems fine and active. If I turn it off all day the water goes down to 70. If I leave it on it gets up to 85 or 90. I'm gonna get a bigger tank soon.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:46 PM   #3 
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Im thinking of picking up one of the $5 timers from home depot and set it to go on and off. they can be set to switch on/off every 30 mins.

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Old 10-25-2012, 03:49 PM   #4 
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The pre-set heaters generally don't heat the tank to a set temperature and turn off, they heat the water to a set amount of degrees over room temperature. I would recommend these as you can have some kind of control of how much over room temperature it heats your water:

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Sub...I2T1NEHVAR4UEX

I own this one, but it cannot be fully submerged and it is not shatter proof like the one above. But it has yet to fail me. I use it in a 2.5 gallon. Just make sure you follow the instructions.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i00
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:16 PM   #5 
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Yep, don't get the aqueon mini heater it overheats! Mine almost wet to a 100! I don't bother using it anymore; I never tried returning it. If you want a good pre-set heater go for the Marina 10c heater. 10 watts is perfect for the smaller sized tanks and this one never goes above 78. Mine has been going for 5 and a half months now. :D
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:21 PM   #6 
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@LeoTheLakerBetta Your kidding me!!!!I had the Marina in my hand and at petsmart and put it back when i saw the Aqueon. Errrrrrr!!!!!
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #7 
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I have two aqueons and so far they are keeping the tanks at 78. Will have to diligently check them now that they have an overheating issue. yikes.
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #8 
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My 2 gal Fluval keeps at about 74-76 so I decided to pick up a heater for Bernie Kosar (yes my Beta's name is Bernie Kosar).

It says if the air temp is above 78 you don't need to use it. I assume it has some sort of thermal sensor that shuts it down at a certain temp but last night the tank was up to 84 degrees. Am I doing something wrong?


Any advice would be greatly appreciated

http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/mini-heater.htm

OMGjust bought this for my 3 gal. and it is not even working! Just turned it o right now! i am subscribing to this thread!
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:38 AM   #9 
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return them and get a hagen elite 25w from amazon. cheaper and a million times more reliable....
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:22 AM   #10 
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Need a submersable with the flival.
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