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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Heater for 6 gallon

Summer is just getting started here where I live but I'm thinking ahead. I need an in-tank heater for a 6 gallon acrylic betta tank. Preferably one with automatic shut off when it gets to a certain temperature. And obviously the smaller the better. I don't have a canister on this tank so in-line heaters are sadly out of the question. What do you guys use?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 07:26 PM
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I have the Hydor THEO Submersible Aquarium Heater 25W. $19.49 on Amazon.

Works great for my 6 gal edge. it's a lot smaller than the 10" box that it comes with.
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I had this one recommended to me: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=686

I really like it. It's seriously tiny and has an external temperature setting which makes it super easy to adjust. The only thing I don't like is that the cord isn't very long.


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Awesome, these are great. rocks, do you know if the archaea heater can be plugged into an extension cord? Probably not huh...
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I don't see why not. It's only 25 watts, which is lower than almost any lightbulb, tool, appliance, etc. I'm not an electrician though so don't, you know, sue me or anything.


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I have the Hydor THEO Submersible Aquarium Heater 25W. $19.49 on Amazon.

Works great for my 6 gal edge. it's a lot smaller than the 10" box that it comes with.
+1 - I've been running this on a 5.5 gal for 2 years and have had no issues so far.
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