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Old 05-19-2011, 07:14 PM   #1 
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Here's an odd question

Hello fellow betta lovers. So I currently have a 3 gal tank with one betta. I'm looking to upgrade to a ten or 15 gal tank. My situation is that I'm a broke college student with a heater for that tank I just mentioned. My question is can I just buy another heater that would have equal wattage to a heater for a tank that size? Thanks for your help
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:45 PM   #2 
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I don't quite get what your saying. My take on it is you want to run an identical heater that your running in the 3 gallon. So you want to run 2 3 gallon heaters in a 10 or 15 gallon. Is that correct.
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:21 PM   #3 
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How many watts does that heater you have in the 3 gallon have?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:22 PM   #4 
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A 50W heater should be used in a 10g. I'm not really understanding your question o.o
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Old 05-19-2011, 10:53 PM   #5 
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I think tony has it, the two heaters from the 3 gallon.

I say theyre each 25w max (maxxx...) or worse, the Tetra 2-15 gallon heaters! lol

Let us know what kind they are and what you mean, OP.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:19 PM   #6 
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Sorry about the confusion guys! TonyK has the best synopsis of what I was trying to say.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:25 PM   #7 
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Two small heaters should work but for the price of another small heater you could probably just buy the proper size heater for like 2 bucks more,and have an extra small one for your small tank in case you needed a hospital tank.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:31 PM   #8 
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^^^ Yep. That pretty much sums it up. The bigger ones aren't that much more expensive and you'll want to keep the small one that you have for the 3 gallon in case your fish gets sick and you need to treat it. =]
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:30 AM   #9 
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That makes sense I didn't even think about that. Thanks for the help!
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