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Old 01-07-2015, 11:32 PM   #11
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exactly why I said 1 would do the trick, you are telling her to use 2 200 watt heaters which is WAYY overkill on a 55. 2 200 Watt eheim jager heaters can heat over 150 gallons of water

I have 6 tanks.. I run 1 250 Watt eheim jager on my 72 gallon tank

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read that link, the heaters are adjustable from 64-93 degrees. Just read my original post, I guess that came off a little mean, that wasn't my intention
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:03 AM   #12
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Thanks for all the advice. Based off of the reviews, all heaters are not created equal. My heater is turned all the way up and my tank goes from 68-74. Since winter has hit, it just recently started hitting 68. It was more like 72-78 during summer. The heater is old. So maybe just replacing it with a newer one appropriate for the tank will do the trick. By the time the heater gets here my ick should be resolved, but turning up the temp was my driving force to get a new one. That's what I did with my old tanks.


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Old 01-08-2015, 12:56 PM   #13
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So brookster. Do you think it's just getting old, or a lower wattage?


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Haha didn't know you kept fossils in your aquarium Krista if it were my tank... If the room gets below 65° I'd get 2-200 watters. If it stays pretty consistent than 2- 1 50's. My apt. Gets cold so I over do the wattage. Aqueon pros are great, l use the reg. Glass aqueons, been working flawlessly for a year, reasonably priced as well..

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Old 01-08-2015, 06:41 PM   #15
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1 200 watt eheim Jager is all you need for a 55 gallon tank, you do not need 2 its overkill. You will be able to raise the temp to 93 if you should need to. 2 150 watt heaters on a 55 gallon tank is quite ridiculous to be honest, and is a waste of money on the heaters itself and electric expenses. Aqueon recommends 1 150 watt heater on a 55 gallon tank

the aqueon pro's are also good, all you need is 1 150 watt heater. Get the 200 watt if you want a little more juice. If you like wasting money on your electric bill than by all means get the 2 150's

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...2&pcatid=23952 for aqueon size recomendations

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...6&pcatid=23726 for eheim jager size recomendation
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Haha didn't know you kept fossils in your aquarium Krista if it were my tank... If the room gets below 65° I'd get 2-200 watters. If it stays pretty consistent than 2- 1 50's. My apt. Gets cold so I over do the wattage. Aqueon pros are great, l use the reg. Glass aqueons, been working flawlessly for a year, reasonably priced as well..

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Hey now. Lol. Remember newbie here. Haha!! I got it with the craigslist 55 gallon. Maybe a new one will do the trick then.


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If you read the boxes on a good heater, there will be a chart telling you the size you need for however many gallons depending on how much of a temp increase you want. If the ambient temp is low and you want an 80 degree tank then you need a higher wattage heater than if the ambient temp is just a few degrees lower than what you want it at. So really having 2 heaters at 200 watts is not a big deal if she keeps her home cold. I know its very cold down there right now because my best friend is living in the same area.
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If you read the boxes on a good heater, there will be a chart telling you the size you need for however many gallons depending on how much of a temp increase you want. If the ambient temp is low and you want an 80 degree tank then you need a higher wattage heater than if the ambient temp is just a few degrees lower than what you want it at. So really having 2 heaters at 200 watts is not a big deal if she keeps her home cold. I know its very cold down there right now because my best friend is living in the same area.

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I think I'm going to go with the aqueon pro 200 for now. Thanks for all of your opinions. I can always add a second one or put my old one in the tank with the new one, if needed.
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I just got the 100w version of the Aqueon Pro this week. So far, so good. I like that there is no glass present. My other two heaters have a shiny, reflective exterior. The black color is a nice change.


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