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Old 08-31-2011, 08:19 PM   #11 
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I just bought the marineland 10w (it says for 3 gallon right on the box) today, had it in for about 5 hours now and the water has been at a steady 78 for 3 or 4 hours and doesn't seem to be getting to hot since my betta is chilling right next to it as I type this. I have it in a 3 gallon with no filter/circulation and temp seems to be pretty even around the tank. It's preset to 78F, I couldn't find any small/low watt adjustable ones

I'm happy with the purchase so far!
Here's a link to it:
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...n=Fish+Heating
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Old 08-31-2011, 09:35 PM   #12 
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Is this 25w heater adjustable? I assumed it wasn't since it says pre-set.
it is, the knob on top is for adjusting it, that's why it mentions 68 to 86 degrees, think when it says pre set it just means it's supposed to come already adjusted to 78, though I still ended up spending a day or so tweaking it slightly
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:31 AM   #13 
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They don't sell the Marineland brand over here, just the Marina one that is pretty similar in design. But the Marina ones don't work as well since my Marina 10w doesn't keep my fish's 2 gallon bowl warm enough.

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it is, the knob on top is for adjusting it, that's why it mentions 68 to 86 degrees, think when it says pre set it just means it's supposed to come already adjusted to 78, though I still ended up spending a day or so tweaking it slightly
Awesome! Then I'll definitely get the Elite. I really want to be able to control it. And it's cheaper than the Marina brand too. I've read some positive reviews about it, so I think it'll work out great.

Thank you so much to everyone for your advice and for helping me make up my mind. (^^)

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Old 09-01-2011, 08:45 AM   #14 
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EDIT: Sorry, didn't see page 2. Ignore this post.

There were two tetra heaters for small tanks. The HT10 is the good one. I've heard bad things about the other.

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Old 09-01-2011, 11:46 AM   #15 
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They don't sell the HT10 around here. The only Tetra brand heaters I could find are the ones at Walmart. They're really cheap, like $12. The smallest one was a 25w that was meant for 2 to 5 gallons. I was testing it out, and a few hours later a burning smell came from it. Luckily my fish wasn't in the tank I was testing it out in, though I don't think it would have electricuted him, but still. I don't trust this one anymore at least.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:07 PM   #16 
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Another vote for the Hagen 25W elite. I have been using it in a 2 gal betta tank for 4-5 months and it works great. It holds a very accurate temperature and the indicator light is useful.

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi..._tit_2_rsrssi0
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:32 PM   #17 
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Thanks. I've read a lot more positive reviews about this heater than negative. It seems quite popular, so I think I'll be bringing my Marina brand back and getting the 25W Elite.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:37 PM   #18 
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For size reference, you can kinda see what it looks like in my 2 gallon here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwNNC5h5o7o

It is on the back right - next to the filter.
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:40 PM   #19 
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Wow, that's a beautiful tank! Your cute little fishy looks like he's really enjoying it too. ^^
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Old 09-01-2011, 07:04 PM   #20 
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Thanks.

For the $25 or so,the 2 gallon PETCO hex does make a fine little betta tank and the elite heater has been a perfect match for it. (Knock on wood) our fishy has been happy and healthy in it.

http://www.petco.com/product/113933/...-Aquarium.aspx
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