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Old 12-09-2011, 12:45 PM   #1
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Heater setup for larger tank

What is the best way to do heating for a large 180 gallon tank?

Single heater or multiple heaters?

If I get multiple heaters, do I want them to both be rated to handle the tank size alone, or do I want to get two underpowered heaters that work together to heat. I'm trying to design this in a way where a heater failure (either not working or staying on idenfinitely) will not be catastrophic.

Any other advice would be appreciated.

Lastly - any product recommendations? I have an eheim jager currently and I've been happy with it, but haven't researched others in depth.
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:52 PM   #2
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If you have money to spend and have a sump/tefugium I would have in line heaters that return to your DT that's just my opinion
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What kind of filter are you using? medic747's recommendation is pretty good. Inlines are nice as they keep the equipment out of the tank. However, if you have a sump, you might as well save some cash and just throw the heater(s) in the sump.

If it were me, I would get two heaters that can heat the whole tank. That way if you have a failure, you have a backup.
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I was thinking 2 as well. I've done sumps before and agree with your assessment that it's a cost effective way to clean up the display tank. I'm not sure if I'll do a sump for this tank yet. As much as I like them, the evaporation factor of the wet/dry's is pretty crazy.

Any recommended heater products?
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I love my auto top off system
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Oh Yeah? Got an information, maybe I'll look into it.
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Bulk reef supply has a nice auto top off its the elos osmocontroller one pf the best in my opinion but there are alot of DIY setups on the internet
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