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Old 12-17-2004, 10:53 AM   #1
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Heater for a 55 gallon tank

I just ordered a new heater for my 55 gallon tank, it is a 200w, do you think that will be suffice or will I probably need to purchase another one?

BTW it is a non submergable heater if it makes a difference.

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Old 12-17-2004, 12:36 PM   #2
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I would purchase another one, to have a backup, and you can place one on each side of the tank for more even heating.
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I use 2 150 watt heaters in my 55 but a 200 placed in the center of the tank should be ok if the room temperature isn't more than about 5 degrees lower than the tank temp you want.
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250 watt Ebo here.. not one issue..
I'd get a quality 2nd
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