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Nathans_Reef

Hi everybody, I have a 30cm cube aquarium that I am going to set up as a reef, I know a lot of people will say that a 6 Gallon tank is way to small, but I have experimented with a thew different marine aquariums now and I have done a lot of research and I feel I am now ready to set up a tank of that size. I have a hang on the back filter that I am going to use as my filtration and to create sufficient water movement and I had planned to get a small heater for the tank that would be able to fit inside the filter itself, however after reseaving the filter I realised that it was about 1cm too small to fit the heater I had planned on getting. ☹️ Does anyone have any reliable heater suggestions (The heater needs to be under 15cm in height)

the heater also needs to be able to heat around 5-6 gallons of water. Thanks in advance.

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Ratvan

I used one of these in my HOB for my 5 Gallon Cube

https://www.amazon.co.uk/SuperFish-Nano-Heater-Length-0-30L/dp/B0050BY5BY/ref=sr_1_25?dchild=1&keywords=nano+heater&qid=1602838875&sr=8-25

It doesn't sit vertically in the HOB but managed to get it in at an angle

 

I have heard good things about these, but not used myself

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MQFORU-Aquarium-25-200W-Digital-Thermometer/dp/B07Z7SQWBX/ref=sr_1_39?dchild=1&keywords=nano+heater&qid=1602838875&sr=8-39

 

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jservedio

I've used the Aqueon 25w heater in my 2g pico and it fit into the back of that, so it should fit into any HOB filter. Keep in mind it's a "preset" so you might consider running it on a controller like an Inkbird. It was able to keep my 2g 76-78 degrees for almost 3 years even though the office got down to 65 F at night. If your house stays around 70 degrees, you might be fine with a 25w in a 6g tank, especially with the heat from a powerhead and the HOB.

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Nathans_Reef

Thanks everyone for the suggestions 👍

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Clown79

I've used the tetra heaters in my hob's. Never had an issue with them and always maintained temp at 78.

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Nathans_Reef
2 hours ago, Clown79 said:

I've used the tetra heaters in my hob's. Never had an issue with them and always maintained temp at 78.

Thanks, I will look into them. 👍

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