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Old 11-09-2011, 12:58 AM   #1
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Question Heater questions

Alright I'll try to not make this too long but I had a few questions about which heaters would be best to get. I have two aquariums that I'm wanting to get them for. One glass 10 gallon and one acrylic 3 gallon.

I've kinda narrowed it down to two options for my 10 gallon:
Hydor THEO Submersible Aquarium Heater 50w
Hydor THEO (UL) Submersible Aquarium Heater at PETCO
Aqueon Pro Heater 50w
Aqueon Pro Heaters Submersible Aquarium Heaters at PETCO

And for my 3 gallon acrylic:
Tetra Submersible Aquarium Heater HT10 50w
Walmart.com: Tetra Submersible Aquarium Heater, 50-Watts: Fish
Tetra Whisper Heater 5-15 (im guessing 50w)
Walmart.com: Tetra Heater 5-15: Fish

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated, price isn't really an issue as long as its not like $50 or something just for a heater.
Also the reason I chose the tetra's for the 3 gallon is because I want a smaller (shorter) heater because of space. And those are about 6 inches in length. I cant have anything too long in the 3 gallon.

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Old 11-09-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Any suggestions?
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:22 PM   #3
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im researching heaters too as upgrades. consider this... one peice of equipment that we rely on 24 hours a day is the heater.

that said. ebay has eheim heaters for cheap. and they are cheap and good.
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I have two tetra heaters I'm using right now.....one in a 2 1/2 gal. ( for 6 months ) and one in a 10 gal. ( for 3 years ), haven't had any problems.
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I have two tetra heaters I'm using right now.....one in a 2 1/2 gal. ( for 6 months ) and one in a 10 gal. ( for 3 years ), haven't had any problems.
maybe i got the bad one that cost me 20 babies to find out.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:28 PM   #6
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I also lost some Discus a few years ago from a name brand and expensive heater! So I know where you'er coming from!
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ouch. i like discus. just never kept any. beautiful fish!
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:26 AM   #8
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Anyone have any opinions on the two heaters for my 10 gallon? The Hydor THEO and Aqueon Pro?

It would really be appreciated if I could have some feedback about those two.
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Old 11-10-2011, 12:32 AM   #9
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I use the aqueon pro and i trust it.

Before i bought a topfin glass heater and it zapped and killed my beautiful breeding pair of angels, my glass catfish, albino bristlenose, and cory cats. This was about a month ago
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I had a 50w hydor Theo lock in the on position. Luckily I caught it before it could fry my fish. I've used fluval, eheim and aqueon in my other tanks for close to a year with no problem.
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