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Old 06-12-2011, 01:25 PM   #11
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I'm sorry I can't help but I have to mention... you live in central FL and keep your house at 65? I can't even imagine that electric bill!

Good luck with the heater!
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:11 PM   #12
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I live in Central FL, not the OP! He lives in Michigan (I think).

My house is at 77-78 usually.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #13
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Well, it was the RCS or 6 fancy goldfish like the picture on the aquarium's box showed
Yeah, no kidding! They really seriously need to change those pics on the boxes. LOTS of people (not you of course) get the wrong idea. "But that is what it showed on the box!".
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #14
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lol! That explains it!
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:17 PM   #15
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I see you live in FL too. Yep, no way to keep the house that cold. Well at least not if you want to eat! I've gotten used to it though. I work for a doctor and he always keeps the office at 68 degrees! I feel so bad for our patients sitting almost naked waiting for the doctor at that temp. I finally had to buy them blankets!
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Old 06-12-2011, 04:39 PM   #16
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Yep, Michigan. I love AC!!! It's worth every penny

I bought a small Marineland 10W heater from PetSmart today (they didn't have the one you mentioned). I'll see how it does.
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The Marineland 10W heater is holding at ~79 degrees. While it was thoroughly overpriced, IMO, it seems to be a decent little heater for a small tank.
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Please recommend me a small heater (about 6" long) to heat a small (3-gal) tank. If the heater does not have an adjustable temperature set point, it must be preset at 75-80 degrees F.

It would be a plus if the heater could be bought either at PetSmart or through Amazon.com.
Get the Aqueon Pro 50w heater, more than enough and its slim, compact design will fit just right IMO.
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Get the Aqueon Pro 50w heater, more than enough and its slim, compact design will fit just right IMO.
I mentioned above that I already bought a heater. I happen to own the Aqueon Pro 50W heater for another aquarium, and it is way too big for this tiny RCS tank.
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Uh oh. I got home and checked my tank's temperature - it was 82! My house, meanwhile, was 67.

If I didn't have my AC on full blast, would this heater have cooked my shrimp alive?
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