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Old 08-05-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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Quick Heater Q

Hey there guys! I guess I'm sorta back..
Anyways, we went out and got a new heater for the 30 gal. due to "circumstances" (see thread in FW Sick Fish forum).
We got a 100 watt heater, and I'm not sure if it's the right size. Dosen't say on the box either. So, my question is, do we need a more powerful heater?
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Old 08-05-2005, 10:24 PM   #2
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The guideline is usually 3-5 watts per gallon, so you should be fine. Here is a helpful link:

http://freshaquarium.about.com/cs/ti...heatersize.htm
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I usually try for 5watts of heater per gallon of water but unless there's a large difference between your house and tank temperature that should be fine. I found out if your trying to maintain a small tank in the mid 80F range in a large house kept in the 60s it takes more heating. I ended up with 250w on a 29g tank.
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