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Old 08-08-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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Good heater for a 10g?

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I'm setting up a 10g tank. First, as a grow-out home for my platy fry before I give them away, then as a quarantine tank for new arrivals. The heater I have for it is a Fluval E-series 50w. Well-reviewed, but freakin' huge! It takes up a lot of real estate.

Can anyone recommend a reliable, smaller heater suitable for a 10g tank?

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Just about anything here as doesn't get too cold. I like ones that can be adjusted with auto shut-off if they detect no water (don't ask me how ).
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I like submersible. Because I suck at keeping the top above water all the time.


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Thanks guys.

I have an older (but never used) Visitherm on my 20-long, and it's worked like a champ so far. (Knock on fish-food can. ) But, reading recent reviews on Amazon, it looks like quality on these has gone down in recent years.

I do want submersible, though. Maybe a trip to the LFS is in order. Darn.
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I've never not had a submersible (never even knew others existed). Are the ones that sit above a water line? any good?
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Well its big, but the lowers wattages may be smaller....Nat Geo adjustable and submersible heaters are awesome.
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I've never not had a submersible (never even knew others existed). Are the ones that sit above a water line? any good?

I've had both. And I have accidentally gotten the ones that aren't submersible submerged on accident and they have survived in spite of me.


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I've never not had a submersible (never even knew others existed). Are the ones that sit above a water line? any good?
I wouldn't trust any that aren't submersible.
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Tetra makes very small heaters, preset to 78... So only good if that temp is good.

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Tetra makes very small heaters, preset to 78... So only good if that temp is good.
Thanks. I'd seriously looked at this one, but there were enough people on Amazon reporting bad problems that I was put off. I'm thinking of going with an Eheim.
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