01-27-2007, 06:27 AM
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As I am a very new to aquariums and have yet to purchase my first (still planning it out), I would also like some advice on a heater setup. With this post only being a few weeks old, I hope it is OK to bump this thread to the top again.
dakotagirl mentioned above that she was given the suggestion of 2 heaters, one on each end of a 55 gal tank. I too am planning a 55 gal (long) and was wondering about this just yesterday. Would it be better to have 2 heaters?
I know that it would add to the cost of the setup, but my thought was to have (2) 300 watt heaters in the tank. If one were to go bad, the other should be able to keep up with the demand until a new second one could be purchased and installed. But that brings up another question. How would I know if one were to go bad?
Thanks for any advice you can give!