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Old 04-21-2010, 09:41 PM   #1 
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Tetra Whisper Heater?

This is the heater I use in my betta tank it's for tanks 2-15 gallons, and mine is a 3 gallon. It's supposed to automatically heat the water up to 78 degrees but right now mine is only 75 and I've had the heater in the tank for over a week.

My tank is round, and the filter is probably in the middle of the tank lengthwise, and it's vertical, attatched with a suction cup. Is there anyway I can arrange it and that way it'd heat the water better or something? Thanks
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:55 PM   #2 
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I'd assume your heater is defective. Or maybe, somehow, your room is just hella cold. Or maybe it's your thermometer

If you're able to return it, you should.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:25 PM   #3 
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I'm wondering if the 3-degrees is lost somewhere between the heater and the thermometer.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:30 PM   #4 
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I'm wondering if the 3-degrees is lost somewhere between the heater and the thermometer.
But in 3 gallons?

Is your thermometer one of the ones that sticks on the outside of your tank? Or one that's placed inside?
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:25 PM   #5 
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Mine keeps my 2.5 gallon around 76-77 degrees.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:26 PM   #6 
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The thermometer is one that sticks on the outside... It was all I could afford at the time
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:33 PM   #7 
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I just bought two of these used and they're only bringing my temps up to 74-76*.. not nearly enough for my standards. But my apartment is also REALLY cold so that could be a factor. I have them in 2 gallon tanks.

IMO if you bought it new and its not bringing your temps up I'd return it for a different heater. I don't really like these but for the price I had to get them.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:59 PM   #8 
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I think that may be the problem then. Just a less accurate reading than you'd get from a thermometer actually placed in the water. If that's the case, I'd say all your equipment is in order - you'll just have to read 75 as the new 78.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:04 PM   #9 
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I have one of those im my 3 gallon and it's always at 78, so yes, it probably is your thermometer on the outside.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:37 PM   #10 
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That filter does the same thing to my 5 gallon tank. The thermometer says the water is at 75-77 degrees when it should be at 78. I have the heater on the end of the tank where the directions said to put it because that's where the opening in the hood for a heater was and then my thermometer said to put it on the opposite end so my guess is that if it's happening with my heater and your heater and other peoples heaters then it is either the heater or something. I'm not going to take mine back though. It was only $6 so it wouldn't be too big a deal to try a new one if the degrees go down. XD
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