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Old 04-08-2010, 03:53 PM   #1 
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Marineland 10W heater

Has anyone had problems with this heater for a 2.5 gallon tank? I read in another thread that it would raise temperatures to 82F+ and that's pretty high for a betta o_o
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:22 PM   #2 
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Yes!! I put one in a 2.5 gallon and it heated it to around 84-86. 82-83 is fine but I thought 85-86 was a bit too high.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:32 PM   #3 
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So the Marineland is similar to the TetraWorld heater, in that, they are "pre-set" and not adjustable?
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:38 PM   #4 
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The marineland one is supposed to be adjustable. If its not I wouldn't buy it.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:11 PM   #5 
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Mine isn't adjustable. I'll have to take another look at it.
No, it's not.

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Old 04-08-2010, 10:15 PM   #6 
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There's another member on this forum, over in the betta section, who has the same problem: overheating. It's currently solved by limiting lighting (80F), but it's the exacty same heater.

Would you say it's a bad batch, if you bought it around the same time, or just a poor heater? I imagine 10W is pretty...weak compared to 25W (and/or 50W) for smaller tanks as well...
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:35 PM   #7 
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I'm using mine right now but I'm pretty sure I need a new thermometer... it's been reading 76F for a few months now... and I know that can't be right since it won't change... I'll go out and buy a new one tomorrow and see what its reading. But from the feel of the water, I'd say its at least 78F right now..

All the online reviews were positive :( Some said it was too weak! Man this set me back a good $22
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:44 PM   #8 
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Go test drive the thermometer. I don't nkow if sticking it in cold water will destroy it (it shouldnt, but you know, cheap thermometers...) but you'll definitely know if it's working or not.
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Old 04-08-2010, 10:51 PM   #9 
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I put an ice cube on it and it went down like... to 70F I think it's time for a new one? I have the stickable one > <
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I wouldn't recommend the Marineland 10 watt for anything less than 4 gallons.
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