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bullet15963 09-08-2010 06:12 PM

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.

burnsbabe 09-08-2010 06:22 PM

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.

bullet15963 09-08-2010 06:33 PM

more info
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

burnsbabe 09-08-2010 06:41 PM

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.

zof 09-08-2010 08:17 PM

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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