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Old 07-07-2013, 06:51 PM   #1 
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Can I use a 25 watt heater to heat my 1 gallon tank?

My 10 watt Aqueon heater is no longer keeping my betta's water at a good range, and it's not adjustable. So I'd like to invest in a new one, but I can't find any below 25 watts that are adjustable. I'm wary of getting another automatic heater because of my experience with this one.

This one has excellent reviews and is adjustable, but would it be unsafe?
Could I set it low and slowly increase it until it gets to the right temperature?
Would it simply not fit in the tank?



http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #2 
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While that heater is absolutely fantastic, I wouldn't suggest using a 25W on a 1 gallon. The smallest I'd go with a 25W is a 2 or 2.5 gallon really. It would just overcompensate way too hard and eventually fry your fish perhaps you can get a cheap 2 or 2.5 from craigslist or somewhere and get the adjustable heater? It'd probably be a better bet. Otherwise you'd have to go with the 7.5 or 10 watt, I like the 10 watt better though
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:01 PM   #3 
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Is there maybe a 15 watt I could get? Or a better brand that's more reliable? This 10 watt is just keeping his water at 70, and I know it needs to be warmer.
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http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...uctId=12264883 that's a 15W one but I really don't trust Top Fin much lol
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:12 PM   #5 
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Oh! Here: http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-Aquarium.../dp/B001V8W71K I love everything Hydor, probably a much better choice! But you'd have to get it online I think, I don't think stores carry these
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #6 
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Oh, that's fantastic! This wouldn't cook my fishie, huh? Lol
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I'm not entirely sure as I've never used anything but a 7.5 on a 1 gallon. I'd keep a hawk's eye on it if you do end up getting it though.
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I may end up going with the 7.5 from Hydor, it seems to have good reviews. Thank you!!
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Very welcome

I do love Hydor and can say all of their heaters have worked marvelously for me!
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Old 07-08-2013, 12:42 PM   #10 
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I used an adjustable 25 watt hydor theo heater in a 1 gallon and it worked fine.
I have found that hydors can be a bit inaccurate. I have the one in my 10 gallon set to 76 and it heats the water to 80, and the one in my 55 gallon is set to 74 and it keeps the water at 82...
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