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Old 10-22-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Heater for 2.5g?

Is it okay to heat a 2.5g acrylic Mini Bow with a heater made for 5-10g?
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:30 PM   #2
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Yes, the heater will turn on and off when required.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:38 PM   #3
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But will it heat the tank too quickly.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:39 PM   #4
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Not if you adjust the heat slowly.
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My guess is that this would be a 15W heater without adjustment. If this is the case, the heater should self regulate to the temperature as stated on the packaging. You shouldn't have any worries about how quickly the water obtains this temperature as your temperature should not be off much to begin with.

It is generally advisable to have a heater that is able to heat more than the capacity of your tank as the inverse wouldn't be desirable.

Good buy, happy that you care enough for your fish to provide them with the right environment!
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Old 10-22-2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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Its a 5-20g heater i mean
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #7
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I think its 100watt...
Its a marineland dual temp 5-20g
Acrylic tank
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:29 PM   #8
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Although a 100w heater will work in a 2.5g tank, it surely must take up a lot of room? I have a 75w heater in my 19g and it has no problem keeping the water at up to temp.

If you ever want more room in that tank, a 10w would suffice
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:27 PM   #9
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It is actually quite small.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:30 PM   #10
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Just go to walmart and get one of those $13 tetra heaters. its 50 watts I believe and I have one in my 5.5g and im going to get one for my 2.6 as well.. it automaticly puts the temp at 78f and I haven't had any issues with it.. its really accurate
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I live in Canada. The supplies are generally cheaper in the US
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