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Old 04-08-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
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What are your thoughts on the best heater for a 30 H aquarium.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:37 PM   #2
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http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/ti...heatersize.htm

Check this out. Most manufacturers also have tank size vs model recommendations. The rule of thumb is ~5W per gallon but it depends on the room your tank is in and how hard the heater has to work to get to your desired temperature.

Ebo-Jagers rock! If you have a cannister, check out the Hydor in-line heaters.
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Old 04-08-2005, 11:51 PM   #3
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I agree, I have had visi-therms and the such for a long time. I had a 300 watt visi in my 75, about mid october it could not keep up. I put in a 250 ebo and it was rock solid. I just bought another 2 -50 watters for a new tank and for my qt. 15.00 on foster and smith. how can you go wrong. they do say that they are not submersible, but that is supposedly just a way of getting around some US laws. I have been assured they are fully water proof.
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My choice, although not as cheap as the glass heaters, would be a 250w Won Pro Heat II. This is a titanium tube heater with an external control unit and a remote temp probe. It also has a digital readout on the control unit that tells you what the current tank temp is. I have never had a problem with one of these and I have them in all my tanks and all my maintenance customers tanks.
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Thanks all for your responses. bzbee-I am using a cannister and will check out the Hydor. loganj - I have heard these titanium heaters are extremely accurate and the tubes unbreakable -I will give them a look
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