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Old 09-30-2019, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hi Iím starting up a freshwater fish tank
I bought a heater that is a 300w. Is that too much for a 55 gallon tank?
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:21 PM   #2
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Is it adjustable or no?
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Old 09-30-2019, 03:23 PM   #3
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Yeah should be fine. Just keep it at the temperature you want. Around 78 is best for most fish.
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Just set at 78 then ok
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I would check the temperature with a temperature gauge just to make sure the water temp is 78. I have a 300 watt in a 55 gallon and it is never the same as the set temperature on the heater.
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Just set at 78 then ok


Ok I have thermometer to put in tank Iím going to put two of them in one on each side of tank to keep track of temperature
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I would check the temperature with a temperature gauge just to make sure the water temp is 78. I have a 300 watt in a 55 gallon and it is never the same as the set temperature on the heater.
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This is good advice: you should always calibrate your heater. Also consider getting an external controller that can shut off your heater if it should get "stuck on."
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How do you calibrate it
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I would use 2 thermometers that read the same and set the heater to whatever temp you want according to the 2 thermometers no matter what the heater dial says . I also second using a controller . I use them on all my tanks . I DIYed mine but you can get them pre-made . Look at these .....https://inkbird.shop/collections/temperature-controller
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Yea I was thinking about getting one of those. I have one on my gecko tank
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Set the heater for the temp you want, then, when the "on" light goes off, check the temperature with an accurate device - I've used a thermopen and a handheld infrared thermometer. Both have worked fine. If there's a difference, you can adjust the heater dial to get the temp you want.
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