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Old 02-18-2011, 04:56 PM   #1 
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Is a 10W heater too small for a 2.5gal tank?

I'm looking for a new heater to get for my 2.5 gal tank and most of the ones i see are 25W or more. I found this MARINELAND STEALTH PRO 10W heater and I was wondering if you all think it is too small or will it be fine?
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:15 PM   #2 
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personally, if i got one that low, i would get adjustable. may i suggest http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product that is like the same price AFTER shipping?
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:16 PM   #3 
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and btw, i have two of the ones I suggested. One is in a 2.5 and one is in a 2 gallon. I am able to keep it constantly at 80, not even putting the heater at max heat
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:18 PM   #4 
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I don't know about that filter but... 25W is fine for a 2.5 if it's adjustable AND in case you want to upgrade your tank, you'll already have a heater (talking by experience here LOL)
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I didn't even realize that the one i posted is preset!
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:06 PM   #6 
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Wait a minute, in the link you posted bam the title says it's preset, but the reviews say otherwise. Is it actually adjustable?
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it is, it has a knob to adjust
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:10 PM   #8 
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that is the exact one I bought and I know it does xD
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:36 PM   #9 
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Okay just making sure. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 02-18-2011, 11:38 PM   #10 
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I'm looking for a new heater to get for my 2.5 gal tank and most of the ones i see are 25W or more. I found this MARINELAND STEALTH PRO 10W heater and I was wondering if you all think it is too small or will it be fine?
I had the 10W Marineland Stealth Pro in my 2.5 gallon. It only kept the temperature in the 74-76* range, a little cool for the betta. They are suppose to heat up to 3 gallons, keeping the water at 78*. Maybe it was the one I had but I bought the 50W Marineland Stealth Pro that is adjustable and it keeps the temperature at 80*. The preset one is now used in my 1 gallon hospital tank, it keeps the temperature 80-82* in the one gallon.

They have been on sale at Petsmart but I think Amazon had a better deal on them.
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