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Old 04-15-2011, 01:11 AM   #1
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Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this hobby. I've been buying things as I get extra money. My new stand came today, and I was excited, thinking that I could finally get things running, and realized I don't have a heater. I know nothing about them, and was hoping you guys could fill me in on what I needed, and what was out there, and what to look for, as I will probably pick one up this weekend. Locally we have a Petco and a Petsmart, that's about it.

I have a 40 gal tank,and plan on making it a freshwater tank, so any recommendations would be appreciated, thank you.
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:32 AM   #2
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Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this hobby. I've been buying things as I get extra money. My new stand came today, and I was excited, thinking that I could finally get things running, and realized I don't have a heater. I know nothing about them, and was hoping you guys could fill me in on what I needed, and what was out there, and what to look for, as I will probably pick one up this weekend. Locally we have a Petco and a Petsmart, that's about it.

I have a 40 gal tank,and plan on making it a freshwater tank, so any recommendations would be appreciated, thank you.
150w heater would work, but I like to have a bit of extra headroom, so in my 37g tall I opted for a 200w.

As for which one, I really like the Aqueon Pro series, black aluminum body and the setting control are numbers rather than just +/- marks. I have a 50w in a 8g and it's spot on temp wise.
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Hello everyone. I'm a newbie to this hobby. I've been buying things as I get extra money. My new stand came today, and I was excited, thinking that I could finally get things running, and realized I don't have a heater. I know nothing about them, and was hoping you guys could fill me in on what I needed, and what was out there, and what to look for, as I will probably pick one up this weekend. Locally we have a Petco and a Petsmart, that's about it.

I have a 40 gal tank,and plan on making it a freshwater tank, so any recommendations would be appreciated, thank you.
Hi fish123,
Other than a tank & stand what do you have? That way we will be better able to help you with what you need. I buy all my equipment online. Depending on how much you buy, the shipping can be free. I also drive 45 min. & 3 towns up to buy my fish from an excellent FS, with very healthy stock.
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Old 04-15-2011, 04:06 PM   #4
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Check out Marine Depot for a large selection of heaters, filters, etc. I have done business with them in the past and they have been prompt and reliable when filling orders. Go to www.marinedepot.com for a big selection of products.
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I really liked my Stealth Pro, but they were recalled

I have an aqueon pro 200w in my 40 breeder and am very happy with it. The temp stays stable at 78 degrees every time I look, though I did have to turn the temp to 76 on the dial (pretty common). Here is where I got mine, only in store.
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Thanks for the help everyone. If the weather holds out, we will be doing some shopping tomorrow. We got a bunch of ice here tonight though, so I'm not holding my breath, summer could come any day now!

Had a nice surprise when I got home tonight though, my husband had my new stand all put together for me already, so I didn't have to do it, or even help!

WendiDell, so far I have a tank, stand, filter, glass top, light....oh yeah and a bottle of ammonia! Tomorrow, weather permitting, we will be looking at PFS, heater, air pump and accessories for an air pump, and background for the tank.
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I wouldn't spend a pile of money on a heater I got all mine at Walmart for 40 bucks Tetra 200 watt heaters submersible and adjustable and the keep the desired temp perfectly steady
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I wouldn't spend a pile of money on a heater I got all mine at Walmart for 40 bucks Tetra 200 watt heaters submersible and adjustable and the keep the desired temp perfectly steady
$40.00 for a Tetra at wally world? That's kinda steep since my GF just picked up an Aqueon Pro 200w for $35 at PetSmart. Here it is at Amazon (via Bug Al's) for almost 1/2 what we paid.

Amazon.com: Aqueon Pro 200 Submersible Aquarium Heater: Kitchen & Dining
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opps sorry i just checked the recpit it was 22.99 plus tax
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