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Old 12-09-2009, 09:15 PM   #1
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Are those pre-set heaters (50w) at Walmart any good for let say, a 10g qt tank lol. I need one and they are the only ones I can find locally, for a qt will it be okay? Thanks.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:29 PM   #2
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IME, they suck. They don't keep the temp the same during the day, it is constantly fluctuating, too hot and too cold. I had the WalMart Tetra heaters in all my tanks and have taken them all out because of it. Last week before I got the new Stealth for my bettas the tamp went from 80 to 74 in about 4 hours, I was freakin. But the bettas are okay now and the water temp is always the same.
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Well thts just great. Thts the only kind my walmart has and all the lfs's heaters cost a little high. I think it was $33 for a 50w heater.
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Yeah, they are spendy. Cheaper online.

Heaters: Marineland Stealth Pro-Heaters

Plus they are doing a $5.99 shipping special.
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IME, they suck. They don't keep the temp the same during the day, it is constantly fluctuating, too hot and too cold. I had the WalMart Tetra heaters in all my tanks and have taken them all out because of it. Last week before I got the new Stealth for my bettas the tamp went from 80 to 74 in about 4 hours, I was freakin. But the bettas are okay now and the water temp is always the same.
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Wow, those dont seem to be badly priced
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:46 AM   #7
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Yeah, and they're good heaters. I try to order everything from the Dr.'s cause they are cheaper.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:12 AM   #8
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never get a pre set heater its as simple as that.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:23 AM   #9
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Even the ones with the thermostat are terrible. I had them all, and wasted more money than I like to admit....lol
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i guess im the exception to the rule... i have had pretty good luck with the cheap preset walmart heaters (i got them for free with tanks on craigslist, no hatin), but in all honesty, they do pretty good imo. Theyre not the best, but for what they cost, theyre not too bad
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