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nano heater?

i need a heater for a 3 gallon, any suggestions? thanks
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Try the Catalina 50 Watt Titanium heater. Small, adjustable and accurate. If you are using a canister filter check out the Nano Heater Module link in my signature. One of the best features of this heater is it's externally controlled.



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I use this heater. The 7.5W one should be sufficient for your tank. The good thing about it is that you can stick it into most power filters and get it out of sight. Otherwise, if you want to hide it by burying it into the substrate, you should get the 15W.


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I have the same heater as TLE041 in my 5.5 gallon, hidden under the substrate and it keeps my tank at a constant 74deg.F

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What kind of fish are you keeping and what is your ambient room temp?

One issue with the Hydor flat heaters is there is no thermostat so a small volume of water will experience alot of temp fluctuation unless you keep your room temp consistent from day to night (ie it is always on). In my experience they don't heat a tank meaningfully, but to be fair others seem to be happy with them.

The catalina works very well but is overkill for a 3g.


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ill be using it as a rcs tank, i like the idea of a thermastat, thanks guys.
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Marineland Visi-therm has a 25 watt heater. I use it on my 4 gallon. I think 50 watts is overkill.
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They have a 25 watt stealth too but I had a problem with one so I got the visi-therm this time.
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Marineland makes a little 10w shatterproof heater recommended for 3g aquariums. I seen it at one of my local bigal's so I am sure you can find it on their website.

I am planning on using this on my 2.5.
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