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Elite Submersible Preset Heater Mini

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25-watt
  • 25-watt submersible aquarium heater
  • Equipped with high impact glass which helps to prevent breakage
  • On/Off Pilot Light indicator
  • Suitable for aquariums up to 5.5 gallons; CSA approved
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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Product Details

Size: 25-watt
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 9 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00106X8QG
  • Item model number: A748
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,607 in Pet Supplies (See Top 100 in Pet Supplies)
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Product Description

Size: 25-watt

The Elite Submersible Pre-Set Aquarium Heater offers accurate and reliable aquarium temperature. It was built with a temperature range of 68 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. The ceramic heater core allows for even and efficient heat distribution and its waterproof seal prevents humidity from entering the heater. The Elite Submersible Pre-Set Aquarium Heater is suitable for fresh or saltwater aquariums and will help to keep your fish in a comfortable environment.


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Customer Reviews

My fish is happy.
V. Hartman
This heater works great, you just need to get a thermometer to monitor and adjust the temperature with (as the dial isn't labelled).
Aquaria Enthusiast
I've been using this heater for over a year now and its still working just fine.
Lori

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

166 of 166 people found the following review helpful By V. Hartman on October 5, 2010
Size Name: 25-watt Verified Purchase
My betta lives in a 1.5-gallon tank, which is a difficult size for which to find a reliable heater. I've been trying for the past eight months or so to find one that (a) would keep the water warm enough for the fish but (b) wouldn't boil the fish alive.

In my quest, I've tried two Marineland heaters. Neither one worked the way it was supposed to, and yes -- I DID follow the instructions, to the letter. These are the ones I tried:

1. The Marineland Shatterproof 10-Watt Mini Heater (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00176DUEY/ref=oss_product) for tanks up to 3 gallons. This one barely kept the water at 74 degrees (even though it's supposedly factory preset for 78) and it only worked for a couple weeks. It quit, and I was back to wrapping a human's heating pad around the tank while I searched for a replacement.

2. The Shatterproof Mini Heater 10watt (http://www.amazon.com/MarineLand-SHATTERPROOF-MINI-HEATER-10WATT/dp/B0037PJMMC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1286290350&sr=8-4), also for tanks up to 3 gallons. This one heated the water into the high 80s, even though it, too, was supposedly factory preset for 78. I don't know how much higher it would have gone, and I didn't dare leave it on overnight for fear I'd be facing a boiled fish in the morning. I yanked it out of the tank and went back to the heating pad.

Finally, I found the Elite Submersible Preset Mini Heater 25W - Elite A748. It's compact, it's unobtrusive, and it actually works as advertised. After a little fiddling with the adjustable control, my betta is now comfy and cozy at about 76 degrees. I don't have to worry about it boiling him overnight, and the tank stays warm even now that the nights are starting to get chilly and our house hovers at 69 degrees.
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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful By J. Liboon on January 18, 2009
Size Name: 25-watt Verified Purchase
This little guy heats my 1 gallon tank to a toasty 80 degree's for my tropical female betta and shes THRIVING!!!! Lol. I'm planning to get a 2.5 gallon soon (piggy bank is slowly getting heavier), and i'm sure this little heater will do the job.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Iowadad on February 17, 2010
Size Name: 25-watt Verified Purchase
It was hard to find a heater small enough for my daughter's little 1 1/2 gallon tank that had an adjustable thermostat. We've had this one for a few weeks now and it seems to work perfectly.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By NRH on December 30, 2011
Size Name: 25-watt Verified Purchase
Bought this to heat a 2.5 gallon aquarium. Heater easily attaches to the side of the aquarium and is fully submersible. There are no temperature markings on the heater as it is small and there is no room for a temperature display like the 50 watt and higher Elite non-mini heaters.

To properly adjust the heater, first submerge the heater in the aquarium and allow the heater to adjust to the aquarium temperature before plugging it. Allowing the heater to adjust to the temperature of the water will also give time to find out if there is a leak in the heater. Alternatively to check for leaks is to place the heater in a bucket of water for a few hours to see if it takes on water. Do not use a heater that leaks or is cracked or damaged, it will kill your fish and possibly you.

Adjust the heater to the lowest setting. Once the heater has adjusted to the aquarium temperature (and there are no leaks), plug it in and turn the knob to slowly increase the thermostat setting in the heater until the light comes on.

Allow the heater to heat until the light goes out, check the temperature with your aquarium thermometer and allow the heater to cycle on and off for a few hours. If the temperature is not high enough, turn the dial again until the heater turns back on (light will illuminate). Allow the heater to cycle on and off again for a few hours and check the temperature again. Repeat this until the desired temperature is reached.

This is a nice heater for smaller aquariums and I recommend it to others.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By S. Sabucco on January 11, 2009
Size Name: 50-watt
I heard a bubbly noise coming from the fish tank. I walked over and looked to see what it was and the heater had water in it. It then proceeded to explode in the fish tank. Thank You Hagen for trying to assassinate my turtles... They evaded your execution attempts once again..

I Unplugged it right as it was bursting so i dont know what kind of damage it would have caused. But the 2 hours seperating glass was a blast.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By H. Erickson-Sander TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 12, 2011
Size Name: 25-watt Verified Purchase
I'm still learning how to properly care for my beta, it turns out they are a lot more work than you'd expect from a little fish! I may have purchased my beta in naivete, but I quickly learned through all my beta research that these fish like to be kept between 75 & 80 degrees (Fahrenheit, of course). Since adding this heater, I can see a distinct difference in my beta's happiness. It's clear to me that he is much more comfortable in the "toasty" climate this heater provides.

I chose this tank heater after reading several reviews here on Amazon, this one stuck out quite clearly as the best. I am ready to fully agree with my fellow admiring reviewers: this is a great buy! It fits in my 1.5 gallon aquarium just perfectly. Note: while this works in my smaller aquarium, I have to point out my tank is taller than it is wide or deep. This may not fit in an aquarium that is 1.5 gallons but wider rather than tall.

This heater was easy to set up, but you should definitely read the instructions before installing in your tank as this is an electrical appliance that is submerged in water. There is no temperature dial, so you will need a separate thermometer to monitor your aquarium's temperature. It's best to start with the knob turned all the way down and slowly increase over time until you reach the desired temperature.

This heater has worked perfectly in our aquarium and our beta loves & thrives in the temperature - I highly recommend this heater to anyone with a smaller sized tank and fish that prefer a little warmth!
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