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Old 11-21-2011, 05:09 AM   #1 
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Question Kind of a dumb question but....

What is the best heater to use for a 3 gal Kritter Keeper?

I know this is kind of a stupid question, but I had a betta fish in the past kept in a 5 gal aquarium and with the fiter and everything, I went to my LFS and asked for a heater for a 5 gal, the guy hands me a heater, tells me how to set it and I leave. Go home, remove fish from aquarium, set heter, toss it in...

2 hours later check temp 74 degrees, float fish, 2 hrs later still 74 degrees, let fish swim out of cup.

Next day: go to feed my fish and he is dead! The heater malfunctioned and practicly boiled the water :/ I have been skeptical about getting a heater ever since then, but now that its getting colder I can't rly afford not to get one. HELP!
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:58 AM   #2 
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Yikes! That's horrible. Sorry about your loss.

I would take the heater back (unless the packaging says otherwise) and let them know, "Hey, I bought this heater from you and it malfunctioned and killed my betta."

Just for future reference, if you could tell us what type of heater it was, someone might be able to recommend a more reliable heater.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:56 AM   #3 
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I think it was a Hyor mini heater 7.5 wyatts or something along those lines. Oh and trust me the guy at the fish store got an earfull when my fish died :(
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:59 AM   #4 
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I would look for a 15-25 watt adjustable heater- those presets can be dangerous as usually it will either be too low, or become too high. Have heard bad things about Tetra and Marina for smaller heaters- Marineland I haven't heard anything bad about..
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Old 11-26-2011, 05:16 PM   #5 
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I have a 25 watt Marineland stealth in my 2.5 gallon. I've had no problems with it.
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