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Old 06-16-2011, 01:40 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, well i just picked up 2 free heaters from a buddy. one is a Proquatics Hydromatic 50 watt heater and the other is a visi-therm 25 watt heater. my question is, will the 50 watt work for my 55 gal freshwater tank? if not can i combine both of them to heat it?
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you could combine them but it's not likely to be enough. It just depends on how much it has to heat up the water. I have 100w jager heaters in 40g tanks and it'll get them to the low 80s but no higher.
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If left alone the water sits at about 70-72. I want it to stay at a constant 76-78
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I shoot for 4-5 watts per gallon as rule, especially with our climate.
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