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Old 10-11-2014, 04:33 PM   #11
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As said the 300 watt is too much heater for that tank. One 300 on its own is more than enough to fry every fish in that tank. Return it and get a better quality, lower powered heater.

Unless you are severely lacking flow placement really won't make a difference. Stick it on the back in the middle. If you have more decor on one side and want to hide it behind some decor, that's great, it really won't matter.
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I have two Aqueon Pro heaters in my 55 gallon. Each are 200 wt. BUT in winter, the room the tank is in goes down to 60, so I really have to have a bit more heater power to keep the tank up to 77. If the room you keep your tank in stays fairly warm (70 or so) in winter, I would think a 200 wt. would be fine. Or even two of the 100 watt heaters.
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Old 10-11-2014, 11:16 PM   #13
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As long as it is somewhere where the water is flowing you will be fine. Just don't put it in a dead spot, if you have any of those.
Silly question, but, what is a dead spot? For instance in our 10g and 5g, we have the water flow buffered to a minimum but we have the heater next to the filter. Is that a good spot?
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A dead spot is an area with little to no flow or current.
If there is decent flow near the filter (in most cases it should be) then that is a good sport for the heater.


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I have two Aqueon Pro heaters in my 55 gallon. Each are 200 wt. BUT in winter, the room the tank is in goes down to 60, so I really have to have a bit more heater power to keep the tank up to 77. If the room you keep your tank in stays fairly warm (70 or so) in winter, I would think a 200 wt. would be fine. Or even two of the 100 watt heaters.

I am the same way during the winter is gets pretty cold here that is why I had the 2 heaters. To make sure the tank stayed around 75


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Old 10-12-2014, 11:01 AM   #17
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Heater Question

Our room temp gets to an avg of 64 in winter. 100w for a 10g should be perfect for then. Otherwise, we can put our 50w in with it, provided it's not being used by another fish in the 5g.
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Agreed, 100 wt. for a 10 gal. in a colder room would be perfect. That's what I have in my 10 gal.
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In summer it can get up to 79 in here.

We watch the temperature on the thermometers and so far so good.
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If you're using more than one heater, or one over powered heater, use a controller. Heaters fail frequently and usually in the on position. Using a controller with two heaters makes sure they both work in unison. I've had several overpowered top quality heaters stick on and cook fish. It's not a good idea.

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