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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-07-2016, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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What heater? Spec III

Picked up a Spec III at Petco (they're on sale BTW) for a countertop shrimp tank. Hoping to find a reliable heater that'll fit in the back. Not looking for cheap, just reliable/safe.

Tank stays 69-71 without a heater now (water testing) do I need a heater for shrimps(CRS)/low light plants? Honestly I'd feel better with one but thought I would check. I do want them to breed.

Edit: Really looking for adjustable heater, not a fixed temp one.

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I use a cobalt aquatics 25watt neo-therm heater. It fits perfectly in the back pocket above the pump. It has a 3 year warrenty too. I use these heaters on both my nano tanks and have not had any problems. Keep in mind these are more expensive than other nano tank heaters but I feel the extra cost is worth it for peace of mind.

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I use a Hydor Theo 25w. It fits perfectly in the back chamber.
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I use a Marina C10 10w heater, really should've gotten the 25w version but the 10w does just fine.
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