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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 02-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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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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Old 02-09-2013, 08:07 PM   #4
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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
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #7
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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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Old 02-20-2013, 04:20 PM   #8
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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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