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Old 10-25-2012, 11:39 PM   #1 
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Good Heater for a 5.5 Gal?

Okay, so at my local petsmart (which is the only place I can go to get a decent heater for a good price) they don't have the Hydor THEO brand heaters :( I was looking forward to getting one.

But they do have this Aqueon heater or at least, I think it's this one...
or it could have been this one

Anyone have any experience with these or any input that might be helpful?
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:42 PM   #2 
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Okay, so at my local petsmart (which is the only place I can go to get a decent heater for a good price) they don't have the Hydor THEO brand heaters :( I was looking forward to getting one.

But they do have this Aqueon heater or at least, I think it's this one...
or it could have been this one

Anyone have any experience with these or any input that might be helpful?
I've used the Hydor heater before, and I'm probably one of the few who wasn't completely satisfied with it. It could never get my tank in the 78* range (it would mainly stay around 75*), even when I set it to 81*. Most people have used it with success, though.

If you're not adverse to buying online, I highly recommend the Elite 25 watt adjustable heater. I use it in my 5 gal and I have no problems keeping my tank in the 78*-80* range. And the heater itself is only $10 plus shipping. Cheaper than buying a heater at the store in most cases.
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Old 10-25-2012, 11:57 PM   #3 
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I've used the Hydor heater before, and I'm probably one of the few who wasn't completely satisfied with it. It could never get my tank in the 78* range (it would mainly stay around 75*), even when I set it to 81*. Most people have used it with success, though.

If you're not adverse to buying online, I highly recommend the Elite 25 watt adjustable heater. I use it in my 5 gal and I have no problems keeping my tank in the 78*-80* range. And the heater itself is only $10 plus shipping. Cheaper than buying a heater at the store in most cases.
Thanks :) Unfortunately I don't have the time to wait for the mail DX
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:34 AM   #4 
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a 50w if the tank is somewhere really cold. a 25w if the temperature around the tank is tolerable :)
and they should be adjustable...
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