Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 03-27-2014, 03:54 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
brybry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 14
advice please

Hello all. Recently I have decided that I'm getting kind of bored with my fish tank. I love the fish don't get me wrong. But the tank is small and set up the way I like and I don't want to over crowd the tank. So I decided to up the anty. In a few weeks I plan to buy a 60 gal for another fw set up. I am new to the hobby. All I have ever bought were aquarium kits in the past. This aquarium comes with the tank itself, hood and florescent lighting. I know what I'm going to to for filtration and everything else but realize I over looked one thing. Heating. How much wattage do I need? I don't want to boil or freeze any fish. Also, I've read that some ppl run 2 heaters for larger tanks. Is that necessary?
__________________

__________________
brybry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 01:59 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Brookster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Mass
Posts: 18,384
One 300 should suffice, I'd personally do a 200 on each side for piece of mind.. Just get a good thermometer and don't rely on the temp setting if the heater as exact temp. I run an overwatted heater in my 29 at 72, it's actually 78..
__________________

__________________
I'm not really here... fell in the tank and my phone is just that smart
Brookster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 02:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
james77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Indiana
Posts: 247
I have two 55g tanks and in one I have a 200w Aqueon pro and the other I have a 250w Aqueon pro. Both maintain a 81 degree temp for me with no issues.
__________________
125g South American planted cichlid tank.
20g Quarantine tank.
james77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2014, 02:19 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
brybry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 14
Ok guys. Tanks for the advice.
__________________
brybry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
advice

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Please please please help with naso tang ASAP!!!! crister13 Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 07-17-2012 05:53 PM
UV sterilizer advice - Nitrate advice LeAnne Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 10-23-2011 01:50 AM
Advice on lighting improvement and plant advice GlennJ Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks 6 12-01-2009 07:35 PM
I need filter advice and substrate advice. davids aquarium General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 10 06-21-2005 11:29 PM
Kalk drip...advice please..and lime advice for north/midwest dansemacabre Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1 01-23-2004 08:08 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.