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Old 04-23-2012, 07:48 PM   #1 
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Best 1 gallon heater

So I'm getting ready to transfer my rescue into my 1 gallon hospital tank but I was wondering which is the best heater to use? I've read a lot of customer reviews, both bad and good, and was hoping I could get some input from y'all. Which one should I get??
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:49 PM   #2 
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An Elite Submersible 25w Heater would work.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:57 PM   #3 
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I'm using 2 Aqueon 10w submersible heaters. One is in an unfiltered 1.9 gal bowl, the other is in a filtered 5-gal tank.

I just set up the small bowl today so I'm still testing it. So far the water is 8 degrees F warmer (70-78), 3 hrs after setup. I will post again if I notice any problems.
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #4 
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Awesome Thanks everyone!!
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Old 04-24-2012, 08:56 AM   #5 
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Exclamation 10w heater in small bowl

Re the Aqueon 10w. It overheated my 1.9 gal glass cube, it was at 90F when I checked it this morning. I unplugged the heater and pulled it out, it was still hot (running). I am lucky I didn't poach my betta!

Heater seems ok in the 5 gal tank, it's at 80F now.

One other thing I should mention is my apt is a bit overheated (thankfully I don't pay for heat here) and the room temp here is at least 76. My 2-gal doesn't need heat because the heat from the filter is enough to bring it up to 78-80.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:36 AM   #6 
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I have a bettaTherm submersable heater pad type in my 1gal bowl & a tetra heater in my 2 gal.
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:51 AM   #7 
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Go on google and type in Nano heater, it should come up with a 15w one in shopping results
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:44 AM   #8 
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I have a hydor Theo submersible 25W and it works really well.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:15 AM   #9 
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I have a bettaTherm submersable heater pad type in my 1gal bowl & a tetra heater in my 2 gal.
I have that heater pad in my 1 gal QT tank right now, too. And I think I may have a problem. It is not warm enough as my betta is clamping and huddled around the heater. I've been using this heater now for around a month, and I'm really thinking it has given out on me. Right now I'm in the market for another heater.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:03 AM   #10 
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if you get a 25 watt one - aim for an adjustable one so you can turn it down. I put a hagen elite in a 1G anad at first the water was over 90 but then I turned the temp way down and it stayed at 78/80.

I also used a 50watt preset tetra heater in a 1g and it keeps it at 74! I can't even heat 1G of water to 78, and its designed for 10G tanks! It kept my 5 gallon at 68
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