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Option 11-28-2012 10:55 PM

Need smallest adjustable heater....
 
Looking for the smallest possible adjustable heater for my 3-gal nano. Everything I've seen so far for nanos are always pre-set temps and don't allow adjustments. Anyone here find a good small nano heater that is actually ADJUSTABLE?


Thanks.

Say Car Ramrod 11-28-2012 11:09 PM

Cobalt aquatics has one that I've been looking at for my spec but its kind of pricey.

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Option 11-28-2012 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Say Car Ramrod (Post 2092605)
Cobalt aquatics has one that I've been looking at for my spec but its kind of pricey.

Do you know what model it is? Or have the website link? I would like to get a heater for my nano ASAP.

angelsword 11-28-2012 11:15 PM

I just set up a JBJ 3-gallon Picotope with a Tetra preset heater and I can assure you you're correct in thinking you need an adjustable heater. My house is about 72 and so is the tank. The red light is always on but it's not doing anything.

jart 11-28-2012 11:20 PM

Yeah, I've haven't heard many positive things about the preset heaters.

I'd like to find a heater that could be fit in a HOB filter... 50 w or so.

mattschaefer92 11-28-2012 11:30 PM

I've seen some of the cheaper brands that have 50 watt adjustable versions. But I can't remember the brand and can't attest to the quality so take it for what it's worth. haha

Option 11-28-2012 11:35 PM

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Originally Posted by mattschaefer92 (Post 2092626)
I've seen some of the cheaper brands that have 50 watt adjustable versions.

Well there are several brands that make 50W adjustables. I myself have a Fluval (M-series) 50 watt adjustable. But this one would be way too big (size wise) for my nano.

Capsaicin_MFK 11-28-2012 11:35 PM

I've seen people put a Hydor 25watt heater in an AC20 and it worked fine. Foster and Smith has it on sale for $16.

jart 11-28-2012 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Capsaicin_MFK (Post 2092639)
I've seen people put a Hydor 25watt heater in an AC20 and it worked fine. Foster and Smith has it on sale for $16.

Thanks! Good to know.

Option 11-29-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Capsaicin_MFK (Post 2092639)
I've seen people put a Hydor 25watt heater in an AC20 and it worked fine. Foster and Smith has it on sale for $16.

This is a nice one. It may be just what I'm looking for as well. :) Thanks!

Seattle_Aquarist 11-29-2012 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Option (Post 2092590)
Looking for the smallest possible adjustable heater for my 3-gal nano. Everything I've seen so far for nanos are always pre-set temps and don't allow adjustments. Anyone here find a good small nano heater that is actually ADJUSTABLE?


Thanks.

Hi Option,

I like the Hagen Elite submersible 25 watt adjustable #A748, small size, adjustable, and accurate (get #A748 if you want adjustable). I can buy them at the LFS for about $15.

somewhatshocked 11-29-2012 12:10 AM

Cobalt's new line of slim heaters are my favorite at the moment. They're all about $45-$50 but well worth it for the space saved and such.

FriendsNotFood 11-29-2012 12:13 AM

ARCHAEA MINI AQUARIUM HEATER (25W) (28.99) from Aqua Forest Aquarium. I have two of them and they're great so far and hold the temp well. No idea how long they last but so far so good over a couple months. They're TINY and with a black background hidden behind plants you can't see them at all.

dbosman@msu.edu 11-29-2012 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Option (Post 2092613)
Do you know what model it is? Or have the website link? I would like to get a heater for my nano ASAP.

Probably this one.
http://www.cobaltaquatics.com/index....products_id=31
20 watt $24.60

Option 11-29-2012 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by dbosman@msu.edu (Post 2092728)

This one just looks like it raises the temp 10 degrees above ambient room temp. Doesn't say anything about adjustable temperature.


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