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Old 03-15-2013, 11:07 AM   #1 
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Where can I get a heater for a small tank

1 gallon to be specific. I have an empty 1 gallon mini bow and I am itching to put a fish in it. Specifically a baby betta. I was going to buy a baby today but I didn't see any heaters for that small a tank except the flat one that can go under gravel but I already tried that one and it nearly boiled my first betta. My other heaters say they are for 2-10 gallons. Where can I get a smaller heater?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:13 AM   #2 
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The Aqueon 10w mini heater, I have in my 1.75 gal it works, keeps it at 80 pretty steady, but you might want to consider a 2gal at least... Babies, from what I've heard, in particular need really good water quality
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:11 PM   #3 
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I use the Marina Betta Mini heater in my 1g for the babies & it keeps at a consistent 80 degrees.
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Old 03-15-2013, 03:19 PM   #4 
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I use the Hydor heater for my 1.5 gallon and my 2 gallon tanks. It keeps it 5-10 degrees higher than room temperature.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #5 
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I use the Hydor heater for my 1.5 gallon and my 2 gallon tanks. It keeps it 5-10 degrees higher than room temperature.
Is that the adjustable hydor? wasn't sure if it would work in a 1.5 gal! That's very good to know! :)
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:43 PM   #6 
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I use the marina betta heater for a 1 gallon bowl and it keeps it at 79-80 c:
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:15 PM   #7 
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Whatever heater you choose be sure to test it for a couple of days when you can observe it. I have seen a 10 watt spike and kill someones fish. I would use the 1 gallon as a hospital tank. Here is a cheap item I am using as temporary tank for about a month that is only $10.00 and can be found in the food storage area of Walmart:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Anchor-Hoc...h-Lid/16486707

Provide lots of plants for the baby especially floating on top. Be sure to put some air line tubing to prop the lid a little to let air in. This is a great inexpensive filter I am using (free shipping you will need two) you need an air pump and the T valves that control the air pressure and a tank to share the air with so the air pressure is low and even. You will get good water quality for both of your fish. You can PM me if you want pictures.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Assuming you do this I like the 7.5 watt Top Fin Heater in a non breezy room I can get 80-82 degrees from it. Sold at Petsmart $12.99. If you have a Meijers in your area they sell Tetra 5 gallons for $10.00. Nothing comes with them. A 10 watt Top Fin works well with these. The filter I suggested works great on up to 10 gallons.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:55 PM   #8 
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I have a few of those filters, and just ordered more. Thay are THE BEST!
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:53 PM   #9 
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Yes it keeps the water warm. It isn't adjustable. I used it in my 1.5 gallon now I have it in my 2gallon drum. it works perfectly.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:59 PM   #10 
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Thank you for your help. I picked up a heater today at petsmart but I decided to keep the small tank for a hospital tank. I want to do a sorority. My birthday is on Thursday and I asked my husband for a 20g long tank. I can't afford to do it all at once so I figured I will work on it over a few months. I want a fully planted tank. I really need to stay out of petco because they have really nice bettas and I want to buy one every time I go in there.
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