I've done a lot of reading here to find out what the best filter and heater would be for my 29 that I'm setting up (that I thought was a 20...the extra 9 gallons made me excited
). I've narrowed it down to an Emperor 400 or 280 for my filter and VisiTherm heaters.
Now, I know if I got a single heater I'd need either a 100 or 150w. But, I've also heard it said that two smaller heaters are better than one. So...my heater question is this: do I get two 50s, or two 75s? I don't want to get too strong of heaters.
Then for my filter, I know a 280 could handle the load easily, but people seem to really like the 400. I can get a 280 on ebay, new, for 16 right now (but there's still a day left). I saw the 400s go yesterday for about 30 new on ebay. Is a dual media that much better that I want to get the 400? I know it's like a $50 unit in the LFS
. Just curious. Also, how inferior is a Penguin 330? Should I just stick with the top-shelf Emperor?
I was winning a 150w VisiTherm last night at 1am with 2 minutes to go after being the highest for over an hour...it was mine at 5.50. Within the two minutes I lost it.