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Old 10-18-2006, 02:36 PM   #1
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New 3g nano tank!

Yep. I decided to take the leap. Gonna put it next to my desk at work. Red head goby most likely, 3 hermits, 2 snails, and reef, reef, & reef.

When I saw this unit, I fell in love with it. $67 but I still need a 5" or less heater. Th lfs is ordering a few. They had a 2g version also, but it was only 2" smaller. 18w 50/50. Deco Kit 3 from Aquarium Aquatics.

I'm pumped. Will update next week with the tank going. Will do rock, sand and maybe even water from my 155g @ home and get this party started!
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think the 50watt Hydor heater is less than 5".
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:48 PM   #3
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http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...ni.asp?CartId=

You probably meant 5w? This Hydor is 7.5w. So is the variety my lfs just ordered for me and him.

I'm thinking I could probably boil an egg w/50w in a 3g tank.
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Nice looking!!! Can't wait to see it all set up!
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:38 PM   #5
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The 7.5w hydor is not thermostaticly regulated. A 50watt would be fine, it just wouldn't have to run very long each cycle. At least it would operate on a thermostat. I think there are a few small titanium heaters as well. Let us know what you end up using and how well it works!
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Nice Ray, Cant wait to see it running.
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oh how cool! I know someone who did this with a 2.5 and it turned out amazing! I would like to do this with my 5 gall also HEHEHE so I will be following your thread!
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Love the all acrylic tanks. Great price too Ray Was this a lfs purchase or do they sell them online as well? Do you know the name brand?
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Old 10-18-2006, 05:11 PM   #9
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Definitely looking for the thermostatically controlled version instead.

Got a link??

here's the tank link...

http://www.oscarent.com/productspages/deco3.html
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:58 PM   #10
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a 50 watt heater should be fine, I used one in my 5 gallon, but my 5 gallon was able to fit a normal sized heater :/ The smallest controlled heaters I have found are like 7 inches tall, saw some at either petco or petssmart, tehy where not fully submersible though.
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