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Old 05-15-2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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is there somewhere you can find the appropriate wattage for your tank?
I have a 33gal.
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Old 05-16-2006, 12:18 AM   #2
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50W per 15G is enuf. That's what it says on my heater's box lol
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I would get two heaters in the 3W-5W per gal range. ie: for your 33 gal tank you want both heaters to be 100+W depending on the temperature difference of the room and what you want your tank to be at. Keeping your tank anywhere from 76F-82F (24C-28C) degrees is ok but make sure the temp stays constant. You do not want temp swing greater then 2 degrees during the day/night cycles. If increasing/decreasing temps do it slowly 1-2 degrees per day.

The point of two heaters is for redundancy if one fails, not so they both can heat the tank. You can keep both in the tank, sump, or one in either.

I would buy titanium heaters versus glass ones to avoid breakage issues.

Keep them vertical or horizontal but at least 4‚ÄĚ below the water level to keep them from being exposed from evaporation. Keep them off the sand. You can place them behind lr to hide them but I would not let the lr touch them.
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Old 05-16-2006, 08:58 PM   #4
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ok- so for a 33 gal, would a 200W suffice?
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:14 PM   #5
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could you go any lower, say 150W?
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Yes. IMO 100W is enuf for ur tank
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