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Need Recommendations For A 25w Heater, Please

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Need recommendations for a 25w heater, please
« on: June 05, 2019, 07:14:59 PM »
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It just never ends. :yikes:

SO, I had the Eheim heater out in the kitchen  to give it a test run. I had it in a bucket of water, and it seemed to be doing ok. So I took it out of the water after it was cooled down, turning the switch off at the wall, and had it on the countertop next to the bucket.

My daughter came in to plug in her cell phone to charge. She connected the phone and flipped the switch on at the wall, not noticing that the cell charger wasn't plugged in - the heater was!

I have no idea how long it was like that, but the bottom line is that the heater is now deadski. (Darn it, that was practically brand new!) And I need another heater.

While I could buy the same one again, they are such a pain in the tush to calibrate to the temperature you want that I thought I'd see if there wasn't a user-friendly, reliable 25w digital one that anyone could recommend? I do want one that I can set the temperature, as now and then it's necessary, rather than a pre-set heater. 

Recommendations?

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Re: Need recommendations for a 25w heater, please
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2019, 08:07:26 AM »
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Sometimes it's just one thing after another, isn't it.  ::)

As for recommendations on 25w heaters, my short answer is "no".
When I was setting up my mudskipper tanks there was a lot more land than water, so I was looking for a 25w heater with a cover. I tried a pre-set heater, but didn't feel awfully confident that it was suitable, so eventually I gave up and changed to 50w heaters.
Sorry I can't be more helpful, but I find that the 50w heater is fine in the approx. 30L water in each tank.

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Re: Need recommendations for a 25w heater, please
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2019, 02:00:52 PM »
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Cool. So your recommendation for a 50w would be.....?

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Re: Need recommendations for a 25w heater, please
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2019, 08:29:05 PM »
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I've used  the AquaTropic Aqua Therm heater, as they had them at the shop when I went. I had to use a cover from a larger heater to make it safe for the mudskippers, though the heater itself was/still is fine for the amount of water in the tank.
There are probably a lot of good 50w heaters, but I admit that I just bought what I could get my hands on at the shop that day.

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