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post #1 of 5 Old 09-08-2010, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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Water heater brand/type

As far as I know, I will be needing a heater soon, my current water temperature is 75- 76 F. I was wondering what type of heater to get and how soon I will be needing it, my house temperature will drop slowly in the coming months.
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-08-2010, 05:22 PM
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We're going to need to know what fish your keeping and what size aquarium to really help you out, though I will say that I have three different brands of heater running right now and object to none of them.

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
1 Marble Angel
1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-08-2010, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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10 gallons
2 zebra danios 2 tetras (I think they were call gold tetras, or something like that) 2 ghost shrimp, and one cory catfish (Brochis splendens).
no natural lighting, florescent bulbs
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-08-2010, 05:41 PM
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You should be good with a 50 watt heater in a 10 gallon. Go with a brand you trust that looks like it'll be easy to adjust the temperature nob. That's always what bugs me about heaters.

30g SE Asian Tank
15 Lambchop Rasbora
2 Gold White Cloud Minnows
3 Dwarf Chain Loaches
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gourami

55g Amazon Tank
2 Wild Type Angels
1 Marble Angel
1 Black Angel
1 Koi Angel
2 Bolivian Rams
14 Pristella Tetra
10 Dwarf Pencilfish
2-3 Twig Catfish (to come)
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post #5 of 5 Old 09-08-2010, 07:17 PM
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You might want to go up to a 75 watt as alot of 50 watt heaters have only preset temps and no knob to adjust with.
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