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Old 10-16-2011, 08:24 PM   #1
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might be a stupid question

i have 2 of the same type heaters they are both 250 watt and i wanted to use them both on my 75 gallon tank one in the sump the other in the over flow, i want to do this just in case one malfunctions. i was just curious wouldn't putting 2 heaters just heat the tank faster and possibly over heat it or if i set them both to the same temperature they will just heat until one point and both shut off? sorry prob a stupid question
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i have 2 of the same type heaters they are both 250 watt and i wanted to use them both on my 75 gallon tank one in the sump the other in the over flow, i want to do this just in case one malfunctions. i was just curious wouldn't putting 2 heaters just heat the tank faster and possibly over heat it or if i set them both to the same temperature they will just heat until one point and both shut off? sorry prob a stupid question
No not a stupid question just make sure you have thermometers.. I put on both sides of my 55 just to see the heat beside the heater and to know the temp when its not right beside the heater.. I would also put one in your sump. Maybe just one will do. I know some will bust and over heat your tanke just keep an eye on it. Pretty soon im getting a heater with digital readings. Just make sure what the temp is when adding live things like shrip will roast if its degrees to high for them.. Hope the info helped....
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You shouldn't have any problems. What you probably will find is that they are not in perfect sync and one will do most of the work unless there is a large temperature differential to be made. Do watch this and as edwardclaxton said, use thermometers to keep an eye on things.
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