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Old 06-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #1
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Heater, cheap

I'm on a VERY limited budget. I'm starting a ten gallon FW, and I want a better selection of fish (not just coldwater.) HELP A NEWBIE OUT!
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:17 PM   #2
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What is your budget?
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Old 07-01-2013, 03:52 AM   #3
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I would go to amazon and buy one, buying one used can be a toss up. You will get allot better price on the ones on line then in the pet store usually. I would think you would want a 100 watt with a built in thermostat (in most models). Don't go to cheap els it could be a bust, and you will probably have to replace it, with a model you should have bought in the first place. Thrust me i did that.
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I would go to amazon and buy one, buying one used can be a toss up. You will get allot better price on the ones on line then in the pet store usually. I would think you would want a 100 watt with a built in thermostat (in most models). Don't go to cheap els it could be a bust, and you will probably have to replace it, with a model you should have bought in the first place. Thrust me i did that.
+1 an unreliable heater can trigger disease in your tank, while a thermostat failure can wipe out your tank. IMO it's just not worth the risk.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:52 AM   #5
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Oh. Well, guess this thread is CLOSED.
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Wait! I found a nice one on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-100-200-3...item53f99f3e65
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Be careful with those. I bought a similar model from china once, well, actually I bought 4 of a similar model and absolutely none of them worked correctly when I tested them on empty tanks. If you want to go with something cheap, go to petsmart and get a top fin 50w for like $15, they are good deals and the perfect size for a 10 gallon
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Be careful with those. I bought a similar model from china once, well, actually I bought 4 of a similar model and absolutely none of them worked correctly when I tested them on empty tanks. If you want to go with something cheap, go to petsmart and get a top fin 50w for like $15, they are good deals and the perfect size for a 10 gallon
+1. I once bought one of those before and it actually exploded. After that, I went to get what I should have gotten, one that is more reliable and actually has a known company's name on it. But what's the max your willing to spend?
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UHHH... Fifteen dollars?
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UHHH... Fifteen dollars?
If your willing to spend around $7-8 more, these two heater are a really good bang for the buck:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003C5...plies_img?vs=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003U8...sr=8-3&pi=SL75
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