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Old 06-29-2009, 04:09 PM   #1 
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Question Heater question

So i finally upgraded Cosmo to a 5 gallon hexagon tank! He LOVES it and doesn't know what to do with himself. My question is this: my old 1.5 gallon never really got below 76 degrees, even without a heater. The thermometer on the new tank says 72 so I went out and got a little heater to warm it up. Can I just put the heater in there with Cosmo in and turn it on? I guess I was just worried about the electric aspect of it. The heater is for a 2-5 gallon tank so I'm not worried about it getting too hot, I just throught maybe I should wait and install the heater during a partial water change. Any suggestions? Sorry this was kind of a long post
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:47 PM   #2 
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i would just stick it down in there and then plug it in and turn it on. ive never had any problems, where do you find a 5 gallon heater? ive been looking and can only find 10 and up
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Old 06-29-2009, 04:52 PM   #3 
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As long as it's all the way in the water safely, then you can just put it in and turn it on just fine.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:57 PM   #4 
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i would just stick it down in there and then plug it in and turn it on. ive never had any problems, where do you find a 5 gallon heater? ive been looking and can only find 10 and up
A 25 watt heater works :)
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Old 06-29-2009, 07:15 PM   #5 
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I was told to put the heater in and let it acclimate for about 10-15 minutes, then plug it in.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:18 PM   #6 
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I was told to put the heater in and let it acclimate for about 10-15 minutes, then plug it in.
That is best practice.
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Old 06-29-2009, 09:49 PM   #7 
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i would just stick it down in there and then plug it in and turn it on. ive never had any problems, where do you find a 5 gallon heater? ive been looking and can only find 10 and up

Hydor makes a heater for a 5 gallon tank.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...4687&lmdn=Fish
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