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Old 06-21-2004, 12:40 PM   #1
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100 Watts heater enough for 29 gallon?

I saw this "29 gallon starter aquarium kit" at Walmart ..it has just 100 Watts heater , is this enough for a 29 Gallon . I thought you would need 150 Watts ? Can I get away with 100 Watts.

Also anyone of you, have this aquarium and how is it working?

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100 watts should be fine, especially in Atlanta. I don't think it'll come on any time in the next 4 months anyways, we keep hitting 95 degrees outside..
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Old 06-21-2004, 01:13 PM   #3
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Could you send some heat up here--PLEASE!!!
I agress that 100W is enough for that size tank.
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personally i think its better if you buy the tank/hood together and buy the filter, heater, etc etc. imo you get better quality stuff
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personally i think its better if you buy the tank/hood together and buy the filter, heater, etc etc. imo you get better quality stuff
I agree but I am not getting any good deal on a tank/hood combination
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at petsmart here for a 29 gallon its 70$ for hood/tank. i payed 29$ for my emperor 280. 15$ for the heater. and 14$ for the sand.

but this combo is like 40$ more
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For once Krap101 talks some sense..

I have found its generally cheaper to buy parts seperate, or at the very least you get better equipment for the same price.
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For once Krap101 talks some sense..
LMAO.

Not necessarily higher quality stuff, but you get exactly what you want if you buy separately.

I recently found a hood/light for my 30 gal for $35 at a local store. They wanted almost $90 at petsmart. My advice is shop around.

But the 100 watts should do fine...
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i am getting the tank (29 gallon) + hood+ light + heater+ 160 GPH filter + thermometer for $95 ..i don't think its a bad deal ?
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"i am getting the tank (29 gallon) + hood+ light + heater+ 160 GPH filter + thermometer for $95 ..i don't think its a bad deal ?"

It REALLY depends on the quality of the parts. Getting a lot of crap you will replace later is not worth any ammount of savings. In particular, a cheap low quality heater is more likely to go bad and possible cook all your fish in the process. And a lot quality filter could have flowrate issues or provide terrible filtering.

And I will tell you right now, those Wal Mart heater go bad more than they work correctly. I had one that went bad. One of my friends had both of his go bad. There have been a bunch of threads in the past about those heaters dying. It happens all the time at an alarming rate. I would rather put a toaster in the tank than one of the heaters that comes with the Wal Mart kit.

Also, that Wal Mart heater sucks too. It is JUST like a Bio Wheel, w/o the Bio Wheel. So basically you get a decent filter that is good for mechanical filtering and has crappy crappy bio filtering.
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