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Old 09-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #1 
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Question Is this heater ok?

Hello all,
Recently I ordered a heated off of ebay that should arrive with in the next week or so. Should have asked here first but I want to know if it will be safe for my bettas. It's a 200w, which after looking on here seems extreamly high but I don't know the difference.

I liked it because you can adjust the temp. I wanted to slowly introduce my previously heaterless bettas to the warmth without shocking them. I had planed on putting it in the tank set at the current temp and increase it by 1 degree a day untill it is at the right temp. Please let me know if this method is ok.

Also here is a link to the heater I ordered, will someone with experience with heaters tell me if I made a good choice?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/320747915478...84.m1439.l2649
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:08 AM   #2 
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200 Watt?? Holy cow, I hope you have a pretty large tank....wooooo
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #3 
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Yeah, that's what I was afraid of. If the temp is adjustable why does the wattage make a difference? It's a 5gal btw
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:17 AM   #4 
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So if this wattage is too high, can someone tell me the approprite watts for a 5 gallon?
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:37 AM   #5 
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So if this wattage is too high, can someone tell me the approprite watts for a 5 gallon?
yes higher watts doesn't mean it's "hotter" but it does heat up your tank faster so a 200W will heat up your tank 4 times faster than a 50W which for a small tank is way too fast.....for 5 gallon i recommend 50W Aqueon Pro Heaters Submersible (the one that is not glass) or 25W Hagen made Elite Submersible Heater :D
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