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Old 07-22-2014, 07:24 PM   #1
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Heating advice

I have issues with my heat dropping low during the winter months here in ohio.. So before winter even comes I want to have this solved.. I have a 75gal 48"x24" .. I have tried using 2-3 smaller submergible heaters and they don't seem to be able to keep up.. Just wondering if anyone has any tricks or tips how to keep it steady.. I also do not have a sump, I have a hydor canister filter.. Thanks!


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Old 07-22-2014, 07:55 PM   #2
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Get a heater rated for 100 gallons that what I did. I live in northern indiana so I know what youre dealing with. My house drops to 55 in the middle of winter and the heater always keeps mt tank at 80

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how many watt heaters do yo run now? if there like 100 watt heaters thats your problem
I'm in colorado and run 2 150 watt heaters rated for 100g each in my 90g
I keep 1 set 5* lower than the other as a back up
in winter I maintain 80* and we get pretty cold here
my house we basically run fire place for heat along with 1 or 2 space heaters
the house temp is about 72* steady
we don't run the furnace unless it is really needed which is seldom if any
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Where do you find a 150watt heater rated for 100 gallon lowest I can find is 250watts

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think I got mine from Dr.s foster smith
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Old 07-23-2014, 09:10 AM   #6
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What is the brand

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Yes I have 2 100w heaters in there now and they can't keep up.. So you guys are suggesting I keep multiple heaters just get a bigger wattage ??


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Some people keep two one 5 degrees lower than what you want your tank at so if the one set where you want you tank at fails your tank doesn't get to cold. I only run one.
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the nice part about 2 heaters if the tank gets cold even if the one heater is set on a lower temp it will kick in helping the other to catch up especially in winter months
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Any certain brand everyone agrees on?


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