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Old 06-26-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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I figured it is time to start another build thread. My uncle is giving me a 75 gallon tank (for free). I am going to transfer my lights and pressurized co2 system over to the 75 gallon tank. The 75 will have a duel T5HO 39watt each and a reef compatable marineland LED. I just ordered a FX5 to be my filter (only $230). Now I am looking for a heater, I want a aqueon pro but I don't know how many Watts I should get (the room the tank will be in is usually between 68-72F) what wattage would you recommend? Or should I have more than one heater and if so how many Watts each?
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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You can get two 200w heaters, or a single 300w.
Personally, I might go with dual 200w on opposite ends of the tank for even heating/distribution. Some of the older/morer experienced members might want to chime in here!
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I have a 150 Watt heater in my 40 gallon tank (the tank I am scrapping for parts) could I use the 150 Watt heater and add a 200 Watt heater? Would that be enough Watts of heating power? (350 Watts)
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Yeah that's plenty I have two 200 watt heaters in my 80 gallon and they work great barely ever come on just micro adjustments
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Yeah that's plenty I have two 200 watt heaters in my 80 gallon and they work great barely ever come on just micro adjustments
Sweetness! I am sure I will have more questions along the way while setting up this tank
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Sweetness! I am sure I will have more questions along the way while setting up this tank
No problem ask away I will follow your thread
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I just bought an Aqueon pro 200 Watt heater! Now all I have to get is more substrate, and build a new co2 reactor.
Right now I have some specialized plant substrate (it was from PETCO but they no longer sell it any more).
What substrate should I get?
And I also want some stocking ideas, I don't want any fish that will disturb my anglefish pair (while they breed). Any ideas?
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With plants sand is a good option but if you like gravel go ahead I believe there is a product that helps with roots for gravel but I can't recall what it's called
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I keep my pair with cardinals glowlights serpae rummy nose and a farlowella the serpaes may disturb but everything else is fine
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I keep my pair with cardinals glowlights serpae rummy nose and a farlowella the serpaes may disturb but everything else is fine
Do you have any experience with breeding anglefish? If so how long does it take to raise the eggs to quarter size angles? And is a 75 gallon tank big enough to raise the angles to quarter size?
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