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Old 02-15-2010, 10:27 PM   #1
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Question Heater for nano reef. Can't decide...

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I'm looking at a Jager TS heater for my 12 gal. CFL aquarium that will be here in a couple of days. My room temp. fluctuates between 68F-74F daily. I plan to have SW fish and reef between 78F-80F. So, there is up to a 12F difference. Do ya'll recommend a 50W or 75W? On the 5W rule it comes to 60W... Not sure if I'm supposed to round up or down on the wattage.

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id step up to the 75w cause if im thinking correct the 50w only is for 10 gallon, im currently trying to decide for my seahorse tank build. its a 12 gallon tank

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Thanks for the reply. Just found an article that said if the wattage is border line, choose the next higher size. Also, it showed even on a 10 gal. if there is a 10F difference a 75W is recommended. Good luck on your 12 gal.
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i would recommend a marineland stealth pro heater... i've had one for several months (a 300w in a 150g) and it has kept the tank at a perfectly stable 78 every time i've checked it. It is right in front of a window and the temp in that room can get down in the 60's overnight. It also has a little light that shows red if its heating, green if its at or above the specified temp... and it has a lifetime warranty

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