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Heater size for a 2.5 shrimp tank?
Old 11-17-2013, 03:06 PM   #1
 
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Heater size for a 2.5 shrimp tank?

I need a winter heater for my shrimp tank. It sits at 68 F, which unfortunately means no baby shrimpies. What is a good, inexpensive heater ideal for the tank? 10 or 25 watt?
I hope to spend no more than 10 dollars, if possible.

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Old 11-17-2013, 04:48 PM   #2
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What shrimps are you keeping? a 25w adjustable heater generally works pretty well.

I've used them for jars and all kinds of other small volumes of water


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Old 11-17-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
 
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RCS and a ghost shrimp. They aren't as active since the cold started and stopped breeding.
What brands do you recommend?

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Old 11-18-2013, 01:06 AM   #4
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RCS and a ghost shrimp. They aren't as active since the cold started and stopped breeding.
What brands do you recommend?

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The hydor theos are nice. I use the hagen elites... which have been discontinued :( Also if you go on ebay and look for 25w heaters, you can also find the ones from china that are like $5 ea.


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Old 11-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
 
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I've actually had really good luck with the Petco 25w adjustable/submersibles. I've got a few that have been running for over 2 years now with no issues.
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Old 11-18-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
 
A 25W adjustable heater should fit your needs. I've used Hydor Theo heaters with good success. I have three and have not had any problems. I don't have any experience with the heaters from China so can't say anything about them.

Aqueon heaters have a great reputation but cost about twice the Hydor heaters.
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