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fishlips12 10-01-2003 06:00 PM

Heater for a newbie
 
With winter upon us I think I need to break down and get a heater for my 55 gal corner tank. What brand is both reliable and affordable? I think all I need is a 90 watt heater.

fishfreek 10-01-2003 07:32 PM

They dont make 90 watt heaters but they do make 100watt ones.

I like Ebojagger brand.

ReefLady 10-01-2003 07:34 PM

Ebo Jager & Won Pro Titanium both have very good reputations.

Biggen 10-01-2003 09:31 PM

I don't think a 100w heater would be enough for a 55 gallon tank. I would go up to a 150w - 200w.

I'll second everyone approval for Ebo Jager's as well. Although I am looking forwarding to getting my Won Pro in the mail anytime. I am tired of fooling around with glass heaters...

BTW, here is a link to Ebo's: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...=6&pCatId=3858

ReefLady 10-01-2003 09:33 PM

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I don't think a 100w heater would be enough for a 55 gallon tank. I would go up to a 150w - 200w.
Very true Biggen, thanks for noticing that. FWIW, I would definitely get 2 smaller heaters over 1 'larger' one.

fishfreek 10-01-2003 10:02 PM

The only reason I did not suggest a larger heater was I see the member is from San Jose ,CA. I belive thats in southern CA so the number of degrees that the tank needs to be rased above room temp might not be very much.

Biggen 10-02-2003 10:19 AM

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The only reason I did not suggest a larger heater was I see the member is from San Jose ,CA.
Technically, his question was about what brands are reliable and affordable, which you answered perfectly. I, and Reeflady, where just backing you up with some additional info.

:mrgreen:

peterp 10-02-2003 11:16 AM

As someone who is just recovering from a 100watt backup heater failure over the labour day weekend that toasted my tank. Don't even know why it came on, was not cold and the main 150watt heater was off.

All I can say is with heaters buy quality, the ebo-jagars and Won Pro Titanium's are not that much more then the cheep & commnon brands but they are much less likely to fail by sticking on.

fishlips12 10-02-2003 12:22 PM

Thanks all for your concern I did go with the Ebo-Jager at 150 for my 55 gal (10 gal sump).

FYI San Jose is in the "Bay Area" as they call it ,which means San Francisco Bay. Temps up here actually get quite a bit colder than Southern Cal due primarily to the cooling effects of the bay. We actually have to turn the heater on in the winter :lol:

But nothing peterp that you must experience in the great white north.

peterp 10-02-2003 01:23 PM

Yea, and this is starting out to be a bad year, only October and temp has fallen below freezing , had first frost, bit of snow and hale today.
Going to have to rush this weekend and bring in my pond fish early this year :roll: .

Good thing it is election time, not voting for any gov that bought this crappy weather. :D


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