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Old 10-28-2005, 12:53 AM   #11
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Sweet...looks great.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:00 AM   #12
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So both close to the filter outlet or one on the filter outlet one on the other side of the tank? (filter outlet left with heater, intake right with CO2 reactor and thermometer)
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IMO 5 watts per gallon is kind of a safe rule of thumb. Obviously if the tank is in your basement, which is typically a lot cooler than say, a bedroom or kitchen, you will need more heating. I was contemplating a 150 watt for my new 44 gallon, because my bedroom is fairly warm (typically at 74*f) so the heaters won't have to work so hard. I bumped myself up to 200 watts when i realized i sometimes have the habit of leaving my window open a crack at winter (like last night) and now my room is freezing, first thing in the morning. (sure makes it hard to get out of bed!)

I also saw a guideline that based watts-needed by difference between room and water temperature. I'll try and find it again.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:07 AM   #14
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So both close to the filter outlet or one on the filter outlet one on the other side of the tank? (filter outlet left with heater, intake right with CO2 reactor and thermometer)
Yes, place one at each end of the tank.
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:09 AM   #15
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Found it!

HEY! i have 3 fish! w00t! i'm an activist!

http://www.waterzoo.co.uk/equip/Aq.%20heating.htm

This is how i based my decision, it seems to make sense!
whats everyones thoughts on it?
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:31 AM   #16
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Congratulations Sudz!

Great link...though they won't commit to the 5 wpg rule.

BTW...sent you a PM on an unrelated topic
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