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Would a 200 watt Hydor In-line heater be overkill for a 4.5 gallon tank?

That's the lowest they go, should I just go ahead and go with a DIY external one instead?
 

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Yes 200w on a 4.5g tank is way overkill. Also having nearly any sized canister filter attached to such a small tank would also be overkill.

200w heats a 55 gal tank.

They make mini-heaters for nano tanks that are about 2-3 inches long and thinner than a pencil. A mini-heater will be virtually unnoticeable.
 

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