Nano shrimp tanks are compact and every inch needs to be maximized. With not much room to play with, do you go with the newer flat models or the good old fashioned tubes? We took a hard look at what is on the market today. Most importantly, we looked at what would work in a shrimp tank. Those little shrimp can get into small crevices and we don't want to lose any of them. Taking all of this in mind, we created some criteria and selected the heaters listed below.
There is a lot to choose from when it comes to heaters, but for a nano shrimp tank, we feel certain criteria should be met. Of course there is a lot more we could consider, but for the sake of brevity, we distilled everything down to two major points. The heater must have external controls and it must be compact enough to stay out of site and occupy the least amount of room in the tank. Ideally, fitting in the hidden back filter chambers some nano tanks come equipped with.
External Controls: Spaces can get tight, the last thing you want is to be sticking your hands in a small tank to make micro adjustments to the heat. External heater control adjustment is a must.
Compact: When things get nano, everything is large is noticeable. Small form factor is a must for a nano shrimp tank heater.
They Hygger 100 watt heater is flat and fits in the palm of your hand. Designed in a flat oval pattern, it steps away from the standard tube design. Clear digital temperature read out that reads in Fahrenheit only. Safety features include auto shutoff when the water level falls below the heater level. The heater will also auto shutoff if the water temperature exceeds 95 degrees. The Hygger 100 watte heater is safe to use in glass, acrylic and plastic tanks.
When it comes to the external controls, they are pretty basic. Just one button to control the heat settings. Press the button on the external control to cycle through the range until you meet the your desired temperature. The wait, the digital numbers on the heater display will flash three times. Once set, the heater will auto-regulate itself to maintain the desired temperature.
The Hygger 100 Watt Heater literally fits in the palm of your hand. Small enough to tuck away in a nano tank. Comes equipped with two suction cups to help secure it to the tank wall. Small vents about 6 to 7 mm wide allows water to pass through. The heating element is encased in ABS plastic guard to prevent hand burn. Inside the ABS case is a the heater made quartz glass and nickel wire heating element.
Compact: Fits in the palm of your hand. Encased in an ABS plastic shell to prevent shock and burns. Comes with two strong suction cups to secure it to the tank wall.
External Controls: Simple one button functionality cycles through temperatures until you reach the perfect desired heat setting. Safety features shuts off heater when water level gets too low or water temperature gets to high.
Simple one button functionality cycles through temperatures until you reach the perfect desired heat setting. Safety features shuts off heater when water level gets too low or water temperature gets to high.
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Hygger is on it when it comes to nano tank heating. At only 7 inches in length and 100 watts of power, this quartz glass heater can keep your nano tank at the perfect temperature. Straightforward classic design, is simple to understand, just plugin it in, set and forget it.
Nothing fancy here, an old fashioned analog dial enables you to quickly find the perfect setting and go on with your day. An indicator light turns on when the heater is heating up and turns off when it has stopped heating. Sometimes classic designs work best, no buttons, options or fancy stuff. Just a simple dial and nothing more.
Approximately seven inches in length, this heater can rest in your hand and can easily hide in the tank. Made of durable quartz glass, it makes for an excellent explosion-proof heater. Inside the glass is white alundum sand that is used as the heat conducting media. Full submersible, place it horizontally or vertically near the water intake or near water flow. Two strong suction cups help mount it to your tank.
External Controls: Makes you appreciate the simple times. Easy to use analog dial, set your desired temperature and forget about it. One LED light indicates when the heater is on and off.
Compact: About seven inches in length, simple to mount with two strong suction cups.
Makes you appreciate the simple times. Easy to use analog dial, set your desired temperature and forget about it. One LED light indicates when the heater is on and off.
It wasn't easy filtering through all the available heaters on the market geared towards nano tanks. In the end, after removing all the copy cats and imported brands, Hygger stood on top with great offerings. Looks like they know their market, perfectly providing two distinct models. One digital and one analog. Some of us like buttons and LED displays. Some of us like the simplicity of an analog dial, just set it and forget it. Both are powerful enough to keep your nano shrimp tank at the perfect temperature.