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Fluval spec 2 gallon heater?

Hey stupid question guys I have the two gallon fluval spec that I'm setting up as a planted tank and I'm going to have a betta fish in there. Is the a heater that won't boil my fish? I have seen some reviews on some low watt heaters but a lot of them say that it gets too hot. Note I live in the upper states so it does get cold in my apt so having a heater is a must.
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Hydro Theo 25 watt adjustable heater. Most commonly recommended heater for small betta tanks on the betta forum I frequent.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=11368
you can also get it on ebay for same price (this forum does not allow ebay links though)

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If you are worried about cooked fish and want to spend the extra $ you can do what I did for 3 of my under 3g tanks (before I tried the hydro theo):
temp controller:
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=23735
and constant on style heater plugged into temp controller (no reviews for electrocuting or paint peeling unlike some 'betta heaters'):
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...id=25161&r=940

only thing to note with the temp controller: in Celsius and no decimal, resets if unplugged/losses power to 26C (78.8F) It holds good constant temp in my tanks. It also has an alarm if temp gets too hot (I think high end of 90sF?) I've never had the alarm go off.

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