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Old 04-01-2009, 10:52 PM   #1
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180 gal heating?

I am waiting for a new 180 gal glass tank and have not thought about heating it. I have had up to a 70 gal tank in the past but I just used a 300 watt heater. do I use more than one? I guess that if so they go in the sump? I think total volume with the sump will be more than 200 gal. My past tanks allways had " tenacor simplicity" built in fitration, does the water falling in the overflow cool the water more? the sump i purchased has skimmer with pump, bio balls, fuge with light, and chemical chambers and a 1350gph return pump. There is one open section of the sump for "additional' equipment. they mentioned a chiller, but I think i will need heat because the tank is in my basement.
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Old 04-02-2009, 03:17 AM   #2
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I have two 200 Watt heaters in my 110 gallon tank One at each side

So maybe two 300 Watt heaters would be fine for yours
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Old 04-02-2009, 08:00 AM   #3
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Two 300w on a Ranco/Aqualogic controller should suffice.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:19 AM   #4
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i have 2 400w heaters in my 180... they do a nice job... Hydor Theo Submersible Heater-400 Watt at Big Al's Online

best price around right there btw.
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does it make a differance if they are in the sump?
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Nope, just make sure you get a Ranco/Aqualogic controller though
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