I have an Aquafarm
, which has a 3 gallon tank. I've been using a Tetra H10 heater
, mainly because that was the smallest heater with a thermostat they had in the nearby Petco.
But I'm wondering if this is overkill. To suck down 50 watts to heat such a small tank seems wasteful. I don't think I need to be worried about overheating, since it's thermostat controlled, but it also takes up a good amount of space (though, oddly, not as much as some 25 watt heaters I've tried/looked over).
The Aquafarm people have a set of different heaters they offer for use with the Aquafarm
but I'm leery about something that doesn't cycle on/off to maintain a steady temperature.
We've been having some cold weather here in the Northeast (though thankfully we should be at the tail end of it) so I don't want to rely solely on ambient temps. Any thoughts?