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Old 12-29-2009, 08:44 AM   #1 
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Question heating a 1g?

The tanks I got for christmas ended up not being a 1.5g tank and instead are a little less than a 1g. I also got a Hydor Mini Heater for my male, Scuito.
It is going to be getting really cold this week so I want to try out the heater.
But is the tank too small? Also the tank ended up being made of plastic or acrylic.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:35 AM   #2 
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I would go ahead and try the mini heater and keep an eye on it. I have heaters in my critter keepers and they are just fine. I don't know how many watts those mini heaters are, though.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:43 AM   #3 
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It is a 7.5watt. I'll try it. Also it says not to put your hands in the tanks while it is plus in. I don't want to have to unplug it EVERY time I need to syphon the tank. Is that just a precaution thing?
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:53 AM   #4 
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I have one of the mini heaters in my 1.5 gallon. I plugged it into a timer though because it got too warm if it was on all day. I have it turned off for 3 hours during the day.
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I would definitely put a thermometer in there, too, to monitor the temp in case it gets too hot. You can always unplug it for a few hours during the day, like aknight does.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:21 PM   #6 
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Definitely monitor the temp, the hydro mini heater can definitely fry a fishie in a 1 gallon. I honestly wouldn't recommend using it in such a small tank, but if you can make sure the water doesn't overheat then go for it.
Another way to keep it warm would be to keep the tank in the warmest room of the house. I hope it works for you!
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