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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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smallest heater with ability to set temp?

i am looking for a SMALL heater i can set the temp on. currently i have a finnex it's nice but would like something smaller then 6" plus cord.

my 'betta' stick keeps my tank at 82 and the shrimp are not happy.

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1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


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The 50W titanium heater from Catalina Aquarium is about the size you're looking for, and adjustable to within 2 °F. It's recommended for aquariums from 2.5 to 15 gallons
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The 50W titanium heater from Catalina Aquarium is about the size you're looking for, and adjustable to within 2 °F. It's recommended for aquariums from 2.5 to 15 gallons
I second this - these are great heaters for nano tanks (keeps one of my 10's at 78).
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I'm looking for one for my 2.5 gallon. Do you think this heater would work? All I'm finding are heaters set for 78, and that would be a tad warm for shrimp. But I don't want the tank to get too cold for some of the plants I want. Ideally, I'd like to find one that keeps it around 75-76. Our house remains cool in the winter, so I'm worried about things getting chilled. Probably wouldn't need it in summer. Thanks!

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it's about the same size as the finnex

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/al...p?albumid=9625

6 gallon journal
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...208&highlight=


you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/laq/


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The 50W titanium heater from Catalina Aquarium is about the size you're looking for, and adjustable to within 2 °F. It's recommended for aquariums from 2.5 to 15 gallons
Thank you for this recommendation. This heater rocks. It was a little expensive but it looks great and fits my tank better than my old heater. My shrimps are happy at the consistent 70 degree mark.
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it's about the same size as the finnex
I think thats the smallest your going fine with adjustable temp.

But maybe a Hydor 25 watt?

I have one at home I need measure.
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