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Old 10-29-2013, 02:24 PM   #1
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Heater advice?

Hi guys, i need some heater advice as i am getting different suggestions everywhere i look.

I have a 215l tank that i am in the process of setting up, it doesn't have any water yet, i need to get [a] heater[s] for it but i don't know what route to go down.

I've read all sorts that 1 heater is better than 2 and vice versa, and various things on wattage to.

So my question to you experienced fish keepers is simple, what size, brand and number of heaters should i get?

Thanking you!
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Old 10-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #2
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Hi guys, i need some heater advice as i am getting different suggestions everywhere i look.

I have a 215l tank that i am in the process of setting up, it doesn't have any water yet, i need to get [a] heater[s] for it but i don't know what route to go down.

I've read all sorts that 1 heater is better than 2 and vice versa, and various things on wattage to.

So my question to you experienced fish keepers is simple, what size, brand and number of heaters should i get?

Thanking you!
The general rule for heaters is 1watt per litre. In your case your would need a 300w. If you minus the gravel and décor, you probably come in below 200ltrs, so you could get away with a 200w but a little bigger is better. Especially with the weather we get on this side of the pond. Some people like to have 2 heaters(eg 2x150w), so if one breaks they have something to maintain the temp until they get another. I just go with one large one as I have plenty of spares laying around. I personally love the Fluval E series heaters. Very good brand name, very reliable, very advanced and they look good too. I use the 300w in my 200ltr. If I went with the 200w, they tend to come on more often and with our weather, it would be on constantly...haha. Here's a video about them.....

FLUVAL E Series Aquarium Heaters - YouTube
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:31 PM   #3
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I have a 200w aqueon pro in my 55g and it has no problems keeping my tank at 79 degrees. Even on 0 degree nights.
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I've opted for one of those fluval 300w, i had a friend telling me I need at least 500w which is what caused a lot of the confusion! Lol.
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I've opted for one of those fluval 300w, i had a friend telling me I need at least 500w which is what caused a lot of the confusion! Lol.
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I hope so, really can't wait to get my new tank set up and running.
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