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Old 04-10-2008, 12:08 PM   #11
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I would suggest having 2 300w heaters on the tank. You don't want to depend on just one. Where do you have the heaters located? I run 3 heaters on my system 2 in my sumps and one in my refugium.

Really the temp to shoot for is closer to 80. My tank usually stays between 78.6 and 81. I have dual 175s on a 72g tank along with VHO and T5s. I have 3 fans in my hood 1 large fan blowing heat out of the canopy and 2 smaller ones blowing water into the canopy. This has worked very well for system. The only time I have a problem is when the temp in the house has a major drop or spike and then I have to change something.

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Right now I have my 300w heater in the center of the tank, just to make it easy to adjust, once I get the temp controll figured out, I will be putting the heater down in the sump.

I can do 2 heater in the sump, but whats the point if 1 300w heater will do the job?


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I'm not sure about the quality of Jebo products, but that fan does look real nice.

2 heaters for redundancy. If 1 fails, you have a back up.
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As usual I agree with cccapt. I'm using a larger fan to keep my temps stable during the day (125g). I bought the Coralife which is really designed for a canopy and does not put ut emnough air for tank. I'm going to return it. You may also want to look at this Azoo unit that comes in a 2 or 4 fan unit.
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I'm not sure about the quality of Jebo products, but that fan does look real nice.

2 heaters for redundancy. If 1 fails, you have a back up.
Not only that, if one of the two fails in the ON position, then you have more time to catch it before your tank gets too hot. If a single heater that is sized for your tank fails ON, you don't have as much time.

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