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Shark_Bait 06-16-2011 01:40 AM

Heater Help
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?

jetajockey 06-16-2011 01:42 AM

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.

Shark_Bait 06-16-2011 01:45 AM

If left alone the water sits at about 70-72. I want it to stay at a constant 76-78

HUKIT 06-16-2011 01:46 AM

I shoot for 4-5 watts per gallon as rule, especially with our climate.

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