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Old 01-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #1 
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What kind of heater for 5g?

I recently moved my VT from his 2.5g into a 5g tank, and didn't even think that the new tank needed a larger heater. I know...I'm so embarrassed.
It wasn't until today that I realized that his water was only at 70 degrees.

I think the heater I have in now is a 10W. What would I need for a 5g tank?
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:15 PM   #2 
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Definitely need bigger. You can use a 25w, but I use 50w in all my 5g. Both work. I like Aqueon Pro (black ones not the regular line glass ones which are sub par), Jager and Marineland Visitherm. The 25w will keep him up to 10 degrees above room temp and the 50w will keep the tank up to 15 degrees.
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Awesome, thanks! :)
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Old 01-19-2013, 04:23 PM   #4 
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Do you have any thoughts on the Tetra brand?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tetra-HT10-5...item337ef3af5d
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Old 01-19-2013, 05:04 PM   #5 
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Wouldn't touch it.. it's not adjustable and doesn't have a great track record. Sorry.

Try this: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=23726 I think it's cheapest.

ETA: NVM way backordered

These would also work:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=23952
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=21322 <-apparently now cheapest.

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Old 01-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #6 
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Duly noted! Thanks for your help! :)
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