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Old 01-06-2015, 06:09 PM   #1
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Heater for a 5g

I need a heater for my 5g RCS tank. I currently have a Fluval Submersible 25 watt, and while it's adjustable no matter how low it's set the water temp is close to 79. Is there a heater for that size tank with an actual thermostat?

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As long as your room isn't getting super cold you could just leave it unheated. My tank in my bedroom is staying about 72°F.


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As long as your room isn't getting super cold you could just leave it unheated. My tank in my bedroom is staying about 72°F.

Do you think unplugging the heater would cause a temperature drop that would affect the shrimp?
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Yes, but perhaps better than too hot ?


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Yes, but perhaps better than too hot ?


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Maybe check with someone who sells shrimp. I just know what I do with my tanks, and not a shrimp expert


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I'm having a problem finding an adjustable heater as well for nano tanks. Following to see what else gets suggested. Don't buy DEEP BLUE brand Bettastik. Not worth the $10 and not adjustable.
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http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-25W-Subm.../dp/B0006JLPG8

http://www.petmountain.com/product/a...um-heater.html

http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...b4e20c3ad1ac36

http://www.neptuneaquatics.com/suppl...rm-heater-100w


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Look for 25watt submersible adjustable heaters. Most tiny ones run under 7".


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I'm currently browsing on Amazon.

I ended up shutting off the heater, at that point the tank temp was an exact 80. Has nothing to do with room temperature.

I have one of those flat Hydor 15w heaters that I'll put in to maintain a decent temp until I find something else.
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I had a heck of a time finding a small heater to fit in the filtration compartment of my new rimless tank. I ended up going with one of these. Very sleek look and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. They aren't adjustable, but they have a thermostat in them which will turn them off unlike the heat sticks which just heat constantly.

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