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Old 03-09-2020, 10:23 PM   #1
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Heater question...

65 gallon tank. Dual canisters one intake output on each side.

One heater or 2?

Most reliable model would you recommend?

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2 heaters is just as good as 1 big one. I donít have a preferred brand, but 1 or 2 is fine and wonít make a significant difference. If you have the money and outlets, go with 2, itíll distribute the heat more evenly.
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I have a 55g and just 1 heater. I place it neat the filter outlet so the water movement will distribute it more. Not sure if it works that way bit my fish seem happy.
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I'd go with two heaters, just to have less of a temperature gradient from side to side in the tank. Using the 5-watt per gallon rule, I might use two 150s or 200s. I've had good service from Eheim Jagers. One thing I would consider essential, however, is a temp controller to cut down on the risk of overheating from a failure. The inkbirds have been good.
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