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Old 08-15-2003, 06:10 PM   #1
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What size of heater do i need for a 40 gallon tank?? Thanks
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Old 08-15-2003, 06:17 PM   #2
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Either 1-200W heater, or 2-100W heaters.
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which is a better heater, titanium or stainless steel?
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you want one watt for ever 3 gallons is the best way for any size of tank.
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Most anywhere I have seen...3-5W per gallon is recommended. At 1W per 3g, that would be a 10W heater on a 30g tank. I would recommend 150W heater for a 30g tank
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Old 08-17-2003, 11:58 PM   #7
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I have 2 150 watt heaters for my 30 gal. (incase 1 breaks)
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:11 AM   #8
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My tank is a 29 gal and i had one 200 watt heater in it and it seemed to overheat the tank.. Lowest setting wanted to take the tank to near 85f. I took that one back and got a 150 which seems to be doing awesome. You might also want to check the sides of the heater box as alot of heaters rate differently. It should give you a chart as to which of there wattage works best for the size. And i do agree that it is best to have 1 on hand just incase the others break as I know it the past Heaters really dont last forever.. Better to be safe than sorry...


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