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Old 09-26-2013, 02:45 PM   #1
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Heater question

I'm looking to get the heater for my 40 breeder with 40 breeder sump and I'd like to know if I should get a 150 watt or 200 watt. I'm looking at the eheim jäger trutemp from brs. I'm not sure if I should get one slightly larger than I need or not. Thanks
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I'm looking to get the heater for my 40 breeder with 40 breeder sump and I'd like to know if I should get a 150 watt or 200 watt. I'm looking at the eheim jäger trutemp from brs. I'm not sure if I should get one slightly larger than I need or not. Thanks
You probably want at least 200W since the total volume to heat will be 80 gallons. I use 300W heater for water changes and it's rated for up to 75 gallons. I heard great things about Eheim and use it on my 8 gallon quarantine. I am not a fan. The model that I have needs to be calibrated too often and almost always overheats the aquarium. I wish I went with Fluval or Hydor. Just my two cents.
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Thanks for the input. I'm figuring my sump will hold 25 gal, so I'm figuring heating 65 total gals. I'm open to advice on which type to get. I was just going off online reviews.
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I was just going off online reviews.
That's how I ended up with it too. Heaters are supposed to be simple to use. Mine is not
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