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Old 03-25-2004, 01:29 PM   #1
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Heater Question???

Hey All,

Pick up the new tank next week and just trying to get everything together. What type of heater do you guys recomend? and should I get 2 of them?

Not sure what the rules are for heaters so any advise will be helpful.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 03-25-2004, 01:54 PM   #2
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Ebo-Jager and Visitherm. For anything over about 15-20 gal I like to have two, so the heat is spread more evenly and in case one breaks.
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ditto TG. due to experience though, my vote goes to the marineland visitherm heaters. i have one on my 29gal right now, and i plan on getting two of them for my 85. accurate to +/- 1 degree with a good thermostat...
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Looks like I'll be getting 2 for my 90gal, now the question is what watts should each one be?
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I would get two 150w heaters, unless your house gets really cold.

Big Al's has really great deals on Visitherms, compared to what I pay at the LFS.

Another note, if you submerge it make certain it says on it "submersible" since they are not all that way. I have some Ebo-Jagers that are not submersible, though most of them are now I think.
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5 watts per gallon is good rule for heaters. I'd get 2 200 watt heaters for a 90 gal.
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Old 03-26-2004, 10:10 AM   #7
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I'm a 2wpg gal, but I guess I have never been "burned" when it comes to heating (LOL). Tho when I think back, when I was trying to use a heat treatment for parasites I could not get the tank up to temp with the 2wpg, and had to add another heater to get the job done.

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