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Old 10-18-2013, 06:04 AM   #1 
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Good Heaters?


Alrighty. I have a 10 gallon tank, a 1.5 gallon tank, and a 1 gallon tank. I have a Tetra Heater 5-15 gal in the 10 gallon. You can't adjust the heat on it but it has kept the tank at a steady 78 degrees. Since I never have a whole lot of money to spend, I try to stay cheap without getting pieces of junk. This one has been working out so far. But I was curious what heaters everyone else uses that work well.
I also want to look into small heaters for the small tanks. But I'm unsure what sort of heaters to look into that would be alright to use. I don't know how cold it will get in the house we're in and I would feel really bad not having heaters for my boys.
Petsmart had one for 5 gallons and under that was small and could fit into the tanks but they were like $15 a piece. Which is what I paid for the 10 gallon tank.
Any recommendations on small heaters?
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Old 10-18-2013, 10:36 PM   #2 
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I have the hydor theo 25w it's adjustable and I like it a lot. Money is an issue with me and I think I paid around 31 bucks for 2 of them.

Oh I forgot to add I also use them for smaller tanks so they would be a good size. =]
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:56 AM   #3 
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You got lucky. Your non-adjustable keeps the right temp in that tank.You can't always rely on that, so most of us use adjustable heaters. This is especially important in small tanks.

I second Niece's suggestion.
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-25W-Submersible-Aquarium-Heater/dp/B0006JLPG8/ref=pd_sim_petsupplies_3"]Amazon.com: Hydor 25W Submersible Aquarium Heater - Original Theo: Pet Supplies[/ame]

Heater prices have gone up. This is about as good as you're going to get for the price.
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Old 10-22-2013, 08:24 PM   #4 
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=11368


I got mine from here for 15.99
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:31 AM   #5 
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You can get apparently pretty good adjustable 25w heaters from eBay for 5$. I plan on ordering one and testing it out, seeing as they're cheap and I have heard good things about them.

I also like aquatop heaters. I got a couple 75w on amazon a few months ago for 14$ each and they work very well.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:41 PM   #6 
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I have this one and I like it. It's adjustable and working well for me. I have 3 of them in separate tanks, and they're all good.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I bought mine a couple weeks about for about $5 or $6 each. They were still that price yesterday, and now they're at $11.49. So you might want to keep an eye on the price if you're interested, in case it goes down again. Prices on amazon.com can bounce around pretty quickly
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:44 AM   #7 
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The Hydor theo is very good. Adjustable and heats well, I've had mine for three or four months and it's worked great. Keeps my tank at about 80-82 degrees constantly.
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Old 10-28-2013, 12:02 AM   #8 
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I had a hydro 25w and swore by it till it went an baked my girlfriends Betta :( I had a hydro 50w I got on sale for when we get a 10 gallon. We finally got a 10 an I was happy with it until today. I have a glass thermometer and a digital one. Today when we left it was 78 an the heater was at 80.I was bhappy it was where I wanted it. Got home tonight an it was up to 83. Turned in down an a few hours later it went down a little. May be looking into a new brand
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:15 PM   #9 
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@Hollyk,

That doesn't look like a submersible heater. I've found heaters work better installed near the bottom of the tank. I put mine in horizontally.
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