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Old 11-10-2011, 04:38 PM   #11
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Alright I will go with the Aqueon Pro for my 10 gallon.

Which heater do you think would be best for my acrylic 3 gallon? It just has one betta but winter is coming up and I dont want him to get too cold. And it needs to be a relatively small heater. So I'll probably go with a tetra but I dont know which one to choose. I was leaning towards the whisper but I dunno :/ And it has to be safe to use with acrylic.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #12
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Alright I will go with the Aqueon Pro for my 10 gallon.

Which heater do you think would be best for my acrylic 3 gallon? It just has one betta but winter is coming up and I dont want him to get too cold. And it needs to be a relatively small heater. So I'll probably go with a tetra but I dont know which one to choose. I was leaning towards the whisper but I dunno :/ And it has to be safe to use with acrylic.
You can also get a betta "heater", they are small flat heaters that you can place on the bottom of the tank and cover with substrate. I'm using one and it's safe to use in an acrylic tank. Check at Petco.
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:49 AM   #13
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im guessing your talking about the zoomed betta heater. ive seen those but i dont really have the room for that. :/ (i have a tube in the center of the aquarium for the air line for the ugf) and if it would fit ive read too many negative reviews to wanna risk it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:04 PM   #14
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Well I went on amazon.com and found a few hydor mini's that seem promising. they also have the zoomed which does have better reviews than petsmart had for it.
I'll still probably go for the hydor mini. Just not sure if I want the 7.5w(2-5gal) or the 15w(5-10gal).
I would guess the 15w even though I have a 3gal considering every other heater I've seen for small aquariums was like 25w to 50w.

Anyone use these before and have any info on them?
I'll post a link to the 7.5w since that page has more pics and reviews on it.
Amazon.com: Hydor MINI HEATER Aquarium Heater 7.5 Watts for Tanks 2-5 gal: Pet Supplies
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You may wanna check drfostersandsmith.com. they are running some good specials right now as well
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #16
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one quick question. do you think this thermostat would work with the hydor mini? seeing as the mini doesnt have a built in thermostat. or does this only work with the hydor heater cables?(http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-HYDROKAB..._petsupplies_2) <the cable im talking about)

Hydor Hydroset Electronic Thermostat at PETCO <the thermostat

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...5&pcatid=23735 <another thermostat option

anyone used one of these?
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Old 11-13-2011, 12:45 AM   #17
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anything opinions on these?
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Old 11-13-2011, 10:58 PM   #18
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I have had the worst luck with heaters. They always overheat my tanks. I am just riding dirty rt now for fear of overheat.
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