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Old 12-30-2011, 01:46 PM   #1 
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Mini tank heaters?

What's everyone's fav. mini tank heater?

I have a 2.5gallon with about 2 gallons of water in it.
So far my fav. one I've found is the Aqueon Mini Heater 10W http://www.aqueonproducts.com/products/mini-heater.htm
and of course I haven't been able to find any reviews on this one, but sounds really good.
Would rather not go to the 25W because we have solar power and less Watts it uses the better it is on our battery bank.

Another one I like is the DB Bettastik
http://www.amazon.com/BETTASTIK-MINI.../dp/B005DGHG8U

This one got a lot of good reviews too the Elite Submersible Preset Heater Mini but this one is 25W
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi.../dp/B00106X8QG

Anyone have good or bad experiences with any of these?
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:40 PM   #2 
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I use the Petco brand submersible heater. it works wonders! its a 50 watt in my 2.5 gal.
http://www.petco.com/product/102227/...t=OnSiteSearch
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #3 
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I have two of the Elite Submersible Mini Heaters. It's been about two weeks and they're working fine. I use them both in 2.5 gallon tanks, but currently I'm using one in a 0.5 gallon hospital tank, and it's still working great.
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Old 01-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #4 
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I decided to get the aqueon 10watt. Still waiting for it to get here. Evidently it's a new product that's why there are no reviews yet. Hope they are good!
I'll keep you all posted.
I almost got the elite and read some reviews about them exploding do that scared me!
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Yeah, that would be terrible. Good luck with your heater! =)
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Old 01-01-2012, 10:28 PM   #6 
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I need to get a heater tomorrow since the cooler weather is coming in and my tank is reading 69 degrees. What is a good heater to use in a 2.5 gallon tank? Hopefully, I won't need it that much in the summer with our scorching house, but this winter it may very well be necessary.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #7 
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Anything thats adjustable should do the trick. check out the links that are this thread and one of them may catch your eye =)
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I have the Elite 25w and it's working great so far! :)

http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi.../dp/B00106X8QG
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:39 AM   #9 
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I need to get a heater tomorrow since the cooler weather is coming in and my tank is reading 69 degrees. What is a good heater to use in a 2.5 gallon tank? Hopefully, I won't need it that much in the summer with our scorching house, but this winter it may very well be necessary.
A lot of people have the elite. There were mostly good reviews for that one.
The aqueon isn't adjustable but it says it has a saftey shut off fuse and won't heat the tank above 80. It's only 10watts. So better for a small tank like 2.5g.
The betta stick is even smaller. 7.5w. But no mention of any safety features.
But had no bad reviews that I could find.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:20 PM   #10 
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I went ahead and bought the Aqeuon 10w mini heater from PetSmart today. I tried it in a random mini betta tank that I had lying around to test out the temperature adjustment and by the time I took it out it had slowly heated to about 70 degrees from 60 in 2 hours. Not sure how fast that is. i took it out before it got any higher and let it cool down again before I put it in my tank. Right now, it's just a waiting game. Poor Charlie needs the heat (but not too much!).
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