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Old 09-20-2009, 06:23 PM   #1 
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Heater help

Okay, so I have a 16 gallon with a filter and a heater. I got a 100 watt heater from Petco (their brand) and it's awful. It doesn't have a temp indicator so I'm working on guesswork. I want to replace it and I'm looking for a decent submersible that you guys have had good experience with. Also, I'm thinking of going down to 50 watts. This heater is always running higher then it should. Right now I have it at 78 but it will probably creep up to 80 by morning. It's driving me bonkers. Any suggestions on a good heater?
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:31 PM   #2 
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Marineland Stealth visitherm. Its highly recommended around here. :)
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:34 PM   #3 
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This one looks good to me http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...2&lmdn=Wattage I've never had a heater so I don't know to much about them but this is a 50 wt..
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Old 09-20-2009, 06:36 PM   #4 
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:18 PM   #5 
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i too would recommend a visi-therm stealth heater. it's a little more pricey compared to the other submersibles but the quality is well worth the investment. it is suggested 5 Watt for every gallon but i chose to use a 100 Watt for my 10 gallon. because your tank is bigger, i would go for a 150 Watt.
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Old 09-20-2009, 08:32 PM   #6 
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I agree with andakin.
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Old 09-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #7 
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Alright, thanks guys. I'll be replacing it tomorrow. Never again with the petco brand! :)
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:21 PM   #8 
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i have learned to generally buy the higher priced items the first time around to avoid having to buy the same item twice.
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