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Old 11-18-2011, 11:07 PM   #1
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Need heater suggestions please.

So I'm getting everything together for my 75 gallon switch. This will take place the weekend after thanksgiving. I have the tank,filters,glass canopy,decor,gravel and lights. What I WILL need is a new heater.

What's a good heater? I'm using now on my 55 BF a Aqueon Pro but it won't be enough for the 75 gallon according to specs.

Any suggestions? Some web sites are having a black Friday sale and some LFS are also having sales.

So what's a really good heater? I'm gonna keep the other heater for back up.
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What size is the aqueon? A 200-250w heater should be sufficient for a 75g tank unless your house is really cold. I run a single 300w on my 150 with no heating issues.
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I have a Via Aqua Titanium heater with a remote thermostat outside of the tank, and I absolutely love it. It keeps the temperature SPOT on, verified by my digital thermometer/tank minder.

Just checked - the heater received 4.5 stars on amazon!
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:13 PM   #4
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What size is the aqueon? A 200-250w heater should be sufficient for a 75g tank unless your house is really cold. I run a single 300w on my 150 with no heating issues.
It's 150 watt actually too small for even my 55! But there I go listening to my LFS. I but in my spare Top Fin heater to help maintain till I get my 75 up and running.

I like Aqueon products. I'm gonna look into that heater.

House doesn't get that bad. Heat cranks in these old buildings.

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I have a Via Aqua Titanium heater with a remote thermostat outside of the tank, and I absolutely love it. It keeps the temperature SPOT on, verified by my digital thermometer/tank minder.

Just checked - the heater received 4.5 stars on amazon!
How much? Sounds interesting.
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Another 150w would be perfect if you go that route. I've been very satisfied with my Aqueon Pro's. I've got a titanium heater as well... though the name escapes me right now. The down side to them is that they're shiny and harder to hide than the flat black composite heaters.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:18 PM   #6
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PS is having sale and the A pro is like 26 bucks. Rule of thumb do go one up like you do with filters? Like should I go with the 250 watt good for up to 90 gallons rather then the 200 watt good for up to 75 gallons so I have some room for compromise.

Or just use the heaters I have now... I'll add both. One on each side.
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Well... since you already have the 150w, why not just get another? Unless you want to use it on another tank, then get a 250w.
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Well... since you already have the 150w, why not just get another? Unless you want to use it on another tank, then get a 250w.
I may use it on another tank. A just in case tank and just go with the 250w and call it a day.
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I would feel more comfortable having two heaters on a tank of that size. Just a thought
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:14 AM   #10
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I would get an Aqueon 250 (I have one running my 90G right now..) Tried a Fluval E300 and sent it back, things are junk IMO..
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