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Old 07-16-2011, 08:09 PM   #1 
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Exclamation heater

Can someone please tell me a good heater for a 1/2 gallon tank?
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Old 07-16-2011, 11:38 PM   #2 
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Jenn,

Can't think of any heaters for such a small tank. Maybe one of the little tetra heaters...?

But, there is no good use for a 1/2 Gallon tank except for plants, which don't need heaters. Or maybe a couple of (small) shrimp, like Red Cherry Shrimp; suspect they can do without a heater, unless you're in a really cold place.

Please don't keep any type of fish in it -- nothing can really live in such a small space (including bettas).

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:54 AM   #3 
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I have to agree with the above, your betta would be so happy with a little more room, say a 1g? I have a Tetra Submersible Heater for my 3g, it's rated 2.5g to 15g.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:02 AM   #4 
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I don't know of a safe way to heat something that small..Most of the flat heaters that are meant to fit into smaller containers don't have a shut off and could easily over heat the fish...Small adjustable heaters probably wouldn't fit...And if it did fit, it wouldn't leave much room for the fish to get around.I think the best bet would be to get something a little bigger...1.5 gallons or more...Much easier to heat something a little bigger.
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Thank you all, I will be getting a larger tank.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:25 PM   #6 
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Thank you all, I will be getting a larger tank.
Awesome. Your fishy will love the upgrade! What size do you plan on upgrading to?
I have heard good things about these heaters for tanks 2-5 gallons.
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi.../dp/B00106X8QG
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:59 PM   #7 
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I will probably get a 2 gallon. thanks for your help.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:08 PM   #8 
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Jenn,

You have made a very good choice. May I suggest at least a 3Gallon?

Good luck!

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:10 PM   #9 
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Sure I'll look into it. Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:27 PM   #10 
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Actually, I think the Kritter Keepers are 3g and cheaper than some of the fancy 3g tanks you'll find :)
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