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Old 01-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #1 
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Question Heaters for small tanks

Question. Does anyone know if there are heaters that are made for 1.5 gallon tanks and won't make the water too hot? I've got a 1.5 gallon tank for my crowntail Brunello and I know his water is much too cold for him. Unfortunately I can't afford a larger tank for him at the moment but I don't want him to freeze from cold water
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:10 PM   #2 
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you can try the mini hydor heater:

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-HEATER-A...5845666&sr=8-1

I initially got one of these for a 1.5gallon tank since my room is extremely cold (its usually between 50-60F, and im in california!). 1 brought the temperature up to the high 60s, so i got a 2nd one that i was gonna use for my QT tank and it brought it up to a nice toasty 80F. I guess only problem is not being able to adjust it as my room gets warmer, the temp can rise a few degrees etc.
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Old 01-23-2011, 11:10 PM   #3 
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Take a look at my thread about heaters for small tanks. I would say go with something that is 10w or lower. I know they sell a 7w hydor heater.

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=59138
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:10 AM   #4 
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I use the Betta Therm in my smaller 1.5 gallon tank.

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/group/10259/product.web

This page has a lot of choices, most are not adjustable. I would go with the ones you can adjust though simply because the automatic models are usually set for 76'ish degrees. With the experience I have in my brief time dealing with tanks (which isn't much) the ambient temperature in your house dictates the water temperature in your tank. The non-adjustable heaters mostly have a range they can meet of about 7 degrees plus/minus so if your inside temp is 62 degrees then the heater can only keep up the temp to 69 degrees or 62 + 7. I think the 78-80 range is more preferable for water temps.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:19 AM   #5 
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I use the same type of heater in my 1.5 gallon tank as the first thread. I'm not sure what the current temperature is, I don't have a thermometer, but my house is really cold so I don't think it is above 80. His water is warm to the touch, but he is still acting just fine, so it shouldn't be dangerously hot.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:40 AM   #6 
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i used the hydor heating pad in my 2.5, my room is normally about 70 or so, and it brings it up to about 80. my betta loved it, and its easy to hide under gravel.
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:40 AM   #7 
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I have used the mini hydor heater for 2-5 gallon tanks in a 1.5 gallon tank, and the water temperature can get up to around 85 degrees. The heater is supposed to raise the water temperature +5 degrees, but it seems to raise the water temperature a bit more in a 1.5 gallon tank. I think bettas are the most active and long lived when they are kept at a constant 78-82 degrees.
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:21 AM   #8 
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I use Hydor Theo 25w. in my 1.5 gallon. It manages and adjusts the temperature perfectly. I have been VERY pleased with it....super accurate, etc.
http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Sub...0&sr=8-1-spell
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:47 AM   #9 
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I am going to be ordering the 10watt Marineland Stealth, as it is adjustable to the exact temp you want. Here it is http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...m?pcatid=21323
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Old 01-24-2011, 11:58 AM   #10 
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I use Hydor Theo 25w. in my 1.5 gallon. It manages and adjusts the temperature perfectly. I have been VERY pleased with it....super accurate, etc.
http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Sub...0&sr=8-1-spell
+1 I love this heater as well. :)
Very great with water temp.
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