Recommended heater for 10 gallon

Discussion in 'Heaters' started by s2c2, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. s2c2Valued MemberMember

    I currently have a basic Elite heater for my 10 gallon tank and the temperature fluctuates a lot. I'm constantly adjusting it. What is a good reliable heater for a 10 gallon that maintains it's temperature? Thank you!
  2. Cichlid JoeNew MemberMember

    Any of those tetra self adjusting heaters that shuts off at 78 degrees should work fine for a 10 gallon put your thermometer at the opposite end of the tank. That's just what I would use for such a small tank.

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  3. BornThisWayBettasFishlore VIPMember

    Welcome to Fish Lore, Cichlid Joe!!!!

    Personally, I used a Tetra preset heater, like what Joe said I think. It worked pretty well in my 10g, but there might be other better heaters out there. Also, it's a good price from Amazon.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

  5. DolfanFishlore VIPMember

    Personally I don't like the preset heaters, as you have no control over your temp. What if you have a species that does better at a little cooler or warmer then 78? What if the preset "78" isn't really 78? What if you need to raise temps for something like ich treatment?

    A heater is an electrical piece of equipment that you are submerging in water, there is no reason to go cheap here.

    I really like the Aqueon Pro heaters. They have a tough plastic case, so no glass to break. They are fully adjustable. They also have a nice green/red LED system that lets you know when the water has reached the set temp, or if the heater is on and actively heating. I like knowing what's going on in my tanks. For your 10 gallon, the 50 watt version would be perfect. Here is a link from (buy them online as they are much cheaper then local places).....


    Looks like bigals is out of stock currently on that heater, so maybe check or amazon, as they are cheap as well. Bigals will probably be restocked soon, they are pretty good about keeping stuff on the shelves.
  6. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    I second the Aqueon Pro heaters, running them on all three of my tanks, various wattages. I'm just lazy to figure out the wiring to unplug the heaters everytime I do a water change so I like the auto shut off feature.

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  7. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Totally agree. Makes no sense for it to be always set at 78 when there are circumstances that may come up.....
  8. s2c2Valued MemberMember

    Thank you all!!
  9. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Well that's what you get when you want to go the cheap route, the inability to control temperature. This hobby isnt cheap if you want to do things right!

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