Heating Mats / Pads

SuperColey1

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I was wondering if I could use a heating mat/pad like the reptile ones under a small 35Ltr aquarium?

In conjunction with something like a hydroset controller would it produce enough heat to raise the temp to 26ºC?

To coin a well known phrase on this forum (he, he) It would be more 'crap out of the tank'

Andy
 

Tom Barr

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Sure, I suggested this years ago, so did many, but the heating cable folks had a cow, claiming their device created convection currents where this would not:rolleyes:

Uh huh.......

Works well for small tanks though where a big old heater is no good.

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pastabake

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I have been using a mat heater on my 45Ltr for the past 6 months and it has worked fine at keeping the temp @ 24C.
 

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You can view opinions of the APD and use the search engine etc for the reptile mats.

No need for junk in the tank.

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SuperColey1

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Do you need controllers with them? or can they be used without. I want to keep pygmy corys and celestial rasboras in this little tank.

Andy