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Old 11-12-2009, 04:28 PM   #1
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50W Heater for 40 Gal Tank?

I know I Need 300W Heater for my 40 gal tank, but I just upgraded to 40 Gal from 15 gal and I have 50w heater. so until I get 300w heater (after saving up money ~ 6 months), is that ok if I put 50w heater in 40 gal tank? it's winter and my tank is close to door, so temp might fluctuate a lot. I want to keep it around 75F for my goldfish.


Tank : 40 Gallons
Fish : 4 Oranda and 2 Fantail
Plants : Java Fern
Filter : 2 Aquaclear70
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:31 PM   #2
Thanx but no.....

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can't hurt, prob won't help much though. IMO a 150/200 would do you fine. 2 never hurts either.. one as a backup
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:52 PM   #3
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J4, petsolutions.com has heaters cheap. easily 50% off retail prices.
(marineland visitherm stealths for under 25 bucks,all sizes)
Visi-Therm Stealth Submersible Heaters, Heaters | Pet Solutions

A 50 will run constantly and possibly burn out prematurely.
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