How big of a heater should I get? - Page 2
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Freshwater Aquarium Equipment » How big of a heater should I get?

How big of a heater should I get?

This is a discussion on How big of a heater should I get? within the Freshwater Aquarium Equipment forums, part of the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium category; --> but if you use two weak heaters, when it gets stuck it will take much longer for it to overheat your tank giving you ...

Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
How big of a heater should I get?
Old 01-28-2007, 09:18 AM   #11
 
but if you use two weak heaters, when it gets stuck it will take much longer for it to overheat your tank giving you enough time to find out whats wrong. I would go with getting two 150 watt heaters
musho3210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2007, 03:27 PM   #12
 
fish_4_all's Avatar
 
The only time I have seen two heaters used is when you have a lot of plants in the tank or it is divided some way. If you have a lot of plants then I would use 2 heaters, if not then one with descent circulation is plenty.

The quality of the heater always has a little to do with it and I would recommend getting one with an automatic high temp shut off to help prevent deadly overheating.

Reading the other posts, I don't know if this even matters anymore but it recommended to have 5 watts of heater per gallon. Remeber that doesn't mean a 100 gallon has to have a 500 watt heater because after you calculate for substrate and other reductions, rerely does a finished tank make it to 90% of the original size in actual water volume.

Just make sure you have good circulation and one good heater should be plenty.
fish_4_all is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can someone please tell me whether this is a heater? kbilly Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 2 01-15-2008 01:24 PM
Best heater? scottysgirl Freshwater Aquarium Equipment 10 11-29-2007 01:07 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37 AM.