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Old 01-13-2012, 10:21 PM   #1 
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Heater recomendations

Can somebody recomend a good heater for 2.5g tanks? It needs to be cheep and available on amazon. I need to get 3 heaters for some tanks that I just set up today.

1 of the tanks contains ~20 Ghost shrimp and 1 male betta. The other tanks contain 1 male betta each.
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #2 
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Not great but cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Tetra-26447-Su...6514670&sr=8-7

Good but not-so-cheap: http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-THEO-Sub...6514670&sr=8-2
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Old 01-13-2012, 11:56 PM   #3 
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This one's pretty good:
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi...1897674&sr=8-1

I have two, both in 2.5 gallon tanks, had them for about three weeks, and so far no kinks- *knock on wood.* Keeps the water at a perfect 80*. I prefer to have them at 80*, right between the sweet spot of 78-82*. (:

Also, why do you have 20 ghost shrimp living with a betta in a 2.5 gal? You really shouldn't have any tank mates in anything under 5 gallons. For 5 gallons, ghost shrimp and snails are fine, but for actual fish, you would need a 10 gal.

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Old 01-14-2012, 12:33 AM   #4 
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This one's pretty good:
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi...1897674&sr=8-1

I have two, both in 2.5 gallon tanks, had them for about three weeks, and so far no kinks- *knock on wood.* Keeps the water at a perfect 80*. I prefer to have them at 80*, right between the sweet spot of 78-82*. (:

Also, why do you have 20 ghost shrimp living with a betta in a 2.5 gal? You really shouldn't have any tank mates in anything under 5 gallons. For 5 gallons, ghost shrimp and snails are fine, but for actual fish, you would need a 10 gal.
I got carried away when I was at Petsmart earlier in the week. They sell these shrimp for $.33 each. I have had a few living with this betta for over a month now and figured a few more would not hurt. I am going to put some of the shrimp in my female betta tank.

I will look at all these filter soon. Thank you for the recemendations.

EDIT: I just looked at all of these heaters. audjree I have a couple of these currently. I was using them on 10g tanks. I might get 2 more if you think that they would not be over kill for a 2.5g.

Thanks everybody.

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Old 01-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #5 
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For your 10 gallon tanks, do you have the 50 watt version of the elite heater? They make 25 watts for smaller tanks, which work well.
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:35 PM   #6 
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I love the elite. I do have one tetra, which I find overheats the 3 gallons (don't ask. I have NO idea.) and it heats a 10 gallon to a pefect 78 o_O for a small cheapo heater.... It used to barely heat a 3 gallon. So that one soon I'll be chucking >< if it keeps "working better each year then beginning to overheat and eventually kill a fish if I don't monitor it" -rolls eyes-. Jager makes wicked stuff, (I have a 250 watt selling for 20.00 locally only).
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:21 PM   #7 
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I've used Marina C10 10 W heaters very successfully with my 2.5 gallon tanks as well as the Hydor 7.5 W submersible heaters. They both do a great job at maintaining the tank temperatures.

I haven't used it yet, but Aqueon just started making a little 10 W heater for small tanks as well. I saw that in Petsmart today.
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Old 01-16-2012, 01:28 AM   #8 
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I ended up ordering 2 of these http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi...1897674&sr=8-1 There is no petstore within a 75 mile radius of me so amazon is my pet store. I use amazon prime and get free 2 day shipping on lots of things.
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This one's pretty good:
http://www.amazon.com/Elite-Submersi...1897674&sr=8-1

I have two, both in 2.5 gallon tanks, had them for about three weeks, and so far no kinks- *knock on wood.* Keeps the water at a perfect 80*. I prefer to have them at 80*, right between the sweet spot of 78-82*. (:

Also, why do you have 20 ghost shrimp living with a betta in a 2.5 gal? You really shouldn't have any tank mates in anything under 5 gallons. For 5 gallons, ghost shrimp and snails are fine, but for actual fish, you would need a 10 gal.
I use the Aqueon Pro 50. Very adjustable. Warms water right smart. Completely submersible.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #10 
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I only use Eheim Jagers! Have one in a 2.5, 5, and 10 gallon. It's a bit large in the 2.5 but it keeps the temperature precise and is so easily adjustable that I refuse to find something else just because of size!

I got all three of mine with shipping for about $65.
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