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 01-31-2012, 11:02 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Reygan2's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Western NC
Posts: 1,658
Best watts for heating my 29 gallon?

I'm just about finished buying all the equipment I need for now, but I'm wanting to purchase a backup heater. I really love the Aqueon pro's, but I don't know if I need 100 or 150 watt. I want the option of enough power to crank up the heat if I ever need to treat ich, but I also don't want to run the risk of boiling my fish if the heater malfunctions. I'm probably over thinking this, but I could use some suggestions.
__________________

__________________
Reygan2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:16 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Quote:
Originally Posted by Reygan2
I'm just about finished buying all the equipment I need for now, but I'm wanting to purchase a backup heater. I really love the Aqueon pro's, but I don't know if I need 100 or 150 watt. I want the option of enough power to crank up the heat if I ever need to treat ich, but I also don't want to run the risk of boiling my fish if the heater malfunctions. I'm probably over thinking this, but I could use some suggestions.
Any heater can malfunction that just goes with anything IMO if it were me I'd go with the 150. That will heat up to 55 gallons per there specs. I always go higher then the tank size.

Example I have a 250 watt for my 75 gallon.
__________________

__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]

"When creating an aqua scape, strive for the beauty of imperfection, as its art and there is no wrong or right, it's left open for interpretation" James Findley
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 11:37 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BBradbury's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,353
Heater Question

Quote:
Originally Posted by Reygan2 View Post
I'm just about finished buying all the equipment I need for now, but I'm wanting to purchase a backup heater. I really love the Aqueon pro's, but I don't know if I need 100 or 150 watt. I want the option of enough power to crank up the heat if I ever need to treat ich, but I also don't want to run the risk of boiling my fish if the heater malfunctions. I'm probably over thinking this, but I could use some suggestions.
Hello Rey...

When selecting a heater for smaller tanks up to 30 gallons, just figure on 5 watts per gallon of tank volume. For tanks larger than 30 gallons, three watts per gallon is enough.

For the large, longer tanks, I've found two heaters placed at opposite ends of the tank will heat it evenly.

B
__________________
"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."
BBradbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 01:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Reygan2's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Western NC
Posts: 1,658
Thanks guys, the 150 makes sense to me.
__________________
Reygan2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2012, 03:22 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Convict2161's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 14,818
Your very welcome
__________________
Convict2161 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
29 gallon, eat, eating, heating, watts

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
40 Gallon Breeder or 55 Gal for African's? AquaticAl Cichlid Discussion 5 12-27-2011 12:36 PM
10 gallon ideas/ 29 gallon centerpiece Scoobcake Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 24 11-22-2011 09:36 PM
10 gallon going to 29 Mikey214 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 11 11-22-2011 08:53 PM
From 29 Gallon to 14 Gallon Bio Cube or 12 Gallon Nano Cube? TheTrav13 Nano Reefs 13 08-17-2011 01:50 PM
From 29 Gallon to 14 Gallon Bio Cube or 12 Gallon Nano Cube? TheTrav13 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 0 08-02-2011 12:30 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:52 PM.


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