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Old 08-22-2009, 07:49 PM   #1 
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Question No heater?

I was at PETSMART today... I almost bought a 2.5 gallon tank and a new Betta - but I stopped myself because I can't put a heater in that size tank. I've been bummed all day about not buying it. You guys/gals here have taught me to do the right thing when it comes to Betta's, they have needs too. So I want to do the right thing.

I wonder if those of you who have the smaller tanks go without heaters. Is this really okay? I have central air in my house so its cool in the summer inside the house. I would just hate to freeze a little fish.

Am I overreacting about no heater in a small tank??? My 10 gallon tanks obviously have heaters.

Thanks in advance for your opinions!
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:52 PM   #2 
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I have a heater in my 2.5 gallon critter keeper and haven't had any problems with it. Its a Tetra whisper heater from Walmart.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:53 PM   #3 
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I wouldn't hesitate to put a 25 watt RELIABLE heater in a 2.5 gallon tank. True, you can't heat anything much smaller, but I know of plenty of people who heat 2.5 gallon tanks. If I were to do it I would get the 25 watt Visi-Therm Stealth heater...they are super reliable and unbreakable. They are a little more pricey but well worth it ;)
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Oh, I forgot! I also have a visitherm in another 2.5 gallon.
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Old 08-22-2009, 08:05 PM   #5 
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Thank you!!! Visi-Therm 25 watt it is then!
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:07 AM   #6 
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I have a heater in my 2.5 gallon critter keeper and haven't had any problems with it. Its a Tetra whisper heater from Walmart.
Sorry to hiijack the thread, but does it work well? I saw those and the price is definitely right, but I'm a little hesitant to buy anything else but the Visi-Therm Stealth or Deluxe since I have about 3 useless heaters sitting around that I had to replace because they couldn't keep a constant temp .
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:08 AM   #7 
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Thank you!!! Visi-Therm 25 watt it is then!
Good luck getting your new betta . And that is an awesome heater.
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Its non adjustable but seemed to keep the water around 76-77 degrees. I may order another visitherm this winter for one of my other fish.
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Old 08-23-2009, 01:02 PM   #9 
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I have Jasper in a 2.5G tank....I use a 2-5g Hydor Mini Heater and it keeps the temp about 78-81. I was afraid to heat my 2 gallon tank but I bought another hydor mini heater and it keeps it at a comfortable temp. Now I havent been using them but for a month possibly, but they have lifetime warranty! Just a suggestion, but everyone else seems to have good luck with the heaters they suggested.
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I haven't used mine all summer. Time to put them back in the tanks, though!
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