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Old 04-06-2011, 07:59 AM   #1 
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Help me decide which heater.

I know..I know...Another heater post...

Well..I need to get TWO. My 5 gallon heater broke.So now I need to get a 50Watt and a 25Watt....Would a 100watt adjustable be overkill in a 10 gallon?
Since I am going to be spending a decent amount of money on these I am trying to get all the pros and cons and reviews I can on these...


I have narrowed it down to a few that I seen had good reviews and a few people on here use...I am wondering which you all think I should go with?

For my 10 gallon I am in between these...not sure which one I should get..:
http://www.petco.com/product/113622/...pplies_Heaters
or...
http://www.shopjebo.com/12/automatic_heater_supply.aspx
or...
http://www.saltwaterfish.com/Marinel...tt_p_5027.html

For my 5 gallon I am a bit confused as to what to get...I haven't seen very good reviews on many 25Watt heaters.
But the best I have seen I believe are:

http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Sub.../dp/B0006JLPG8
or
http://www.bigalsonline.com/Visi-The...790593_82.html

They also make a 25 watt JEBO heater ...I am not sure which of these heaters I should get...I have heard they're all decently pretty good...But I am wondering if anyone here is using any of these or has used any of these and how long did they last?
I don't believe either will have to work too hard considering our house usually stays at a steady 76-77 degrees. I would just like something to raise the temp. a few degrees to around 79-80. My tanks water without the heater normally hovers around 75-76 with light on. So, not terribly low..But still pretty cold for my guys.

Thankyou.

This will be my last heater post for awhile, I promise!
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Old 04-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #2 
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Also, my Petco doesn't sell any 25 watt heaters besides for the tetra brand of heaters (do not want haha)...Do you think that the marineland 50watt would be overkill in my 5 gallon? If so.. I will just have to order the 25 watt online.
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Old 04-06-2011, 01:52 PM   #3 
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I have these in my 5 1/2 gallon spawn tanks:

http://cgi.ebay.com/CASCADE-HEAT-SUB...item9757abf782

So far I am happy with them. I got mine locally, but this looks like a good price, especially if the seller will combine shipping.

I still use old non-submersible heaters on my grow-out and community tanks, since the water level stays full. I don't know why they are so hard to find now.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ELITE-RADIANT-25...item4147e97dc3
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:36 PM   #4 
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I have some 25 watt Jebo heaters and they work fine. I know one poster here has one that seems to overheat, but I think that can happen with ANY company, huh?

In any event, if you are interested in the Jebo heaters and are willing to shop on-line, this Ebay seller has them for less than what link you posted is charging:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-JEBO-25-W-Aq...#ht_2020wt_911

If you look in his store, he also carries the 50 watt Jebo heaters for the same price ((9.99) AND he combines shipping! :)
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:46 PM   #5 
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Also, my Petco doesn't sell any 25 watt heaters besides for the tetra brand of heaters (do not want haha)...Do you think that the marineland 50watt would be overkill in my 5 gallon? If so.. I will just have to order the 25 watt online.
I have a 50 watt Marineland heater in my 5 gallon and haven't had any problems with it. The only issue I've had is that it's a little long, so I have to sort of angle it to make sure that it stays submerged without touching the gravel.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:13 PM   #6 
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I -love- this 25w:
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi...8249878&sr=8-1
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Old 04-06-2011, 05:42 PM   #7 
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x2! This one is my fav. I have used it in anything from 1 gallon to 5 gallon. A 100W would be fine for a 10 gallon just watch the temp. Really it should just not have to work as hard.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:14 PM   #8 
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I can't agree more with everyone about this heater, I use it in my 2.5 gallon and I love it.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:01 PM   #9 
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I LOVE the 25 watt Hydor Theo. I have 2 of them, and they are AWESOME!
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:29 PM   #10 
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I have two of these, they are really great!
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