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Old 06-17-2013, 09:24 PM   #1 
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Best mini heater?

I'm planning ahead for power outages because we get them frequently. When they last more than half a day, we have to evacuate to a hotel. I'm planning on getting a 1/2 gallon (or probably a half-filled one gallon for more surface area and swimming space) Kritter Keeper as a travel home for my betta during these hotel stays. It seems to me that a mini-heater would be a good temporary heater for that small amount of water. I've seen a few different "betta bowl" type heaters. That's great! We didn't have those back in the day. Is there a brand that stands out as most reliable? It seems like 10W would be the max for a small container...I'm afraid anything higher would overheat the water.
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Old 06-17-2013, 09:40 PM   #2 
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Aqueon makes a mini heater that I use in my two gallon tanks. I tried the hydor one and it didn't seem to work as well.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #3 
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Thanks for telling me about the Aqueon.

I was looking at the Marina C10:
http://www.amazon.com/Marina-C10-Com...=fluval+heater

and the Marina betta heater:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Does anyone here have any experience with using those? Recommendations for or against?
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:02 AM   #4 
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I'm bumping this thread with new info because I'm STILL looking for a mini-heater that will warm 1-2 gallons of water. I purchased the Marina C10, and it can't even get 1/2 gallon of water above 76 degrees in a 73 degree room!
Can people please suggest a mini-heater to me that will heat up to 2 gallons of water to at least 78 degrees? Thank you!
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Old 07-31-2013, 11:15 AM   #5 
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I just picked up this one for my sons Fluval Spec 5 Gallon.

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-26447-Su...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

Installed it last night and when I checked the temp this morning it was hovering right around 78 degrees. Plus it fit into the filter box so we don't have to look at it. Not sure how long it will last but so far so good.

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Old 07-31-2013, 11:18 AM   #6 
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I bought this one for my 1.5 gallon tank. Its a 5w heater for 1.2 gallons but heats continuously and I think over warmed my tank.

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...1&pcatid=25161
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I use this one in a 1g & I've used it in a 5g, IME it keeps the temp 76-78F.

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-7-5w-Hea...ds=Hydor+Betta
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:36 PM   #8 
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I just picked up this one for my sons Fluval Spec 5 Gallon.

http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-26447-Su...=cm_cr_pr_pb_t

Installed it last night and when I checked the temp this morning it was hovering right around 78 degrees. Plus it fit into the filter box so we don't have to look at it. Not sure how long it will last but so far so good.
I use this same one in both of my tanks and it seems to be keeping it right around 78 degrees Im happy with it so far
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:40 PM   #9 
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Thanks for telling me about the Aqueon.

I was looking at the Marina C10:
http://www.amazon.com/Marina-C10-Com...=fluval+heater

and the Marina betta heater:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Does anyone here have any experience with using those? Recommendations for or against?
I used that marina heater in a 1/2 gal and it made the water over 90* I think my room temperature is pretty high though, and maybe that's why. I have my fish in a 1/2 gal and a 2.5 gal while I do maintenance on their 10 gallon and the water is 78 on its own without a heater. I've had so much trouble trying to heat tanks that little. I think something adjustable would be the best thing, to be safe.
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:51 PM   #10 
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If you get the 1 gallon critter keeper hydor's regular heater for 2-7 gallons fits in there and I still have space for a plant and a little decoration with lots of swimming space still. You just set it a little lower than normal and watch the thermometer.
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