Can you have a too big of a heater in a tank?

PlantedCommunityTank132

so, I bought this 50 watt heater from a private seller, and was wondering if it would be too big/strong for a 10 gallon tank? thanks
 

StarGirl

No it will be fine. I have a 50w in my 9g.
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

Flyfisha

Does the heater have a thermostat?
Does it have an adjustment knob?

A picture would help.
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

Does the heater have a thermostat?
Does it have an adjustment knob?

A picture would help.
it does have a adjustment knob. what's a thermostat?
 

Flyfisha

An adjustment knob is what controls the thermostat that in turn controls the temperature.
The heater you have is quite ok in a smaller tank.

There are very cheap heaters that have no knob and just stay on continuously. These cheap heaters are not suitable.


As your heater has the knob it will be fine.
 

kansas

The thermostat turns the heater on and off to maintain the temp you have it set for.

A lot of times the numbers printed on the heater are not accurate, so you need to check with a thermometer.
 

PlantedCommunityTank132

The thermostat turns the heater on and off to maintain the temp you have it set for.

A lot of times the numbers printed on the heater are not accurate, so you need to check with a thermometer.
okay. I will check a few times today
An adjustment knob is what controls the thermostat that in turn controls the temperature.
The heater you have is quite ok in a smaller tank.

There are very cheap heaters that have no knob and just stay on continuously. These cheap heaters are not suitable.


As your heater has the knob it will be fine.
okay. thanks for the info
 

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