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  1. #1

    Default quick heater question!

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    I have my guppy fry in a 10 gallon tank currently... I have a petco heater in there, I'm not sure off hand the wattage or what it is ranked for, I originally had it in the 5 gallon. I don't think it is working properly for the 10 gallon as temps are reading between 74-76 and I have it turned all the way up in hopes of getting 80 degrees. (There is no choice, just +/-). I have a new hydror heater 100W that says minimum 14, maximum 26. Is there any reason I couldn't use this in the 10 gallon? I'm assuming since it says "minimum" of 14, there is a reason for that... but the one I have in there is keeping it too cold, and my local fish store is over an hour away where I could get a decent heater. Thanks!

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    Yes you can use it. It will just heat the water faster because it has more wattage, that's it.
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    Keep the current heater in the tank and take the drive to get a heater that is rated for your tank 50 watt max. A 100 watt heater is too much for that.

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    I will get one rated for my tank, but it will probably be a day or two...

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    By the way, what would it do, get too hot?

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    i found that if you use too big of a heater in a tank its much harder to maintain a steady temp.
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    Thanks ekfishlover! I'm going to have someone pick up the appropriate heater hopefully today.

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