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09-10-2007, 07:31 PM
i guess this question belongs here.....
would a 100 watt heater be too much for a 20g long tank? I wanted to get some supplies from Big Als but they don't have a 75 watt visi-therm stealth heater available.....and I was hoping to stick with the stealth heater as it is what I have in my other tanks. I am only going to have it set at 75 degrees when its in the tank.
09-10-2007, 07:37 PM
Long as you have good circulation in your tank it shouldn't be a problem, Kaga. A filter outflow pointed at the heater and/or an airstone under it would eliminate hot spots.
09-10-2007, 07:42 PM
thanks, that brings me back to something i've been trying to decide.......1 filter or 2? i was thinking of getting two smaller filters and putting one on each end of the tank instead of one big one in the middle.....what do you think?
09-10-2007, 07:46 PM
That's a very good idea, Kaga. Multiple filters benifits you and the fish. For you, you can clean one filter in tank water (that you remove in a partial water change) one month, the other the next month. Alternating them like that preserves the biobed (the nitrafying bacteria bed) keeping your tank stable. And your fish will enjoy the cleaner water produced by two filters.
09-10-2007, 07:48 PM
09-10-2007, 08:03 PM
NP Kaga, its why I'm here.
09-11-2007, 08:14 PM
got another question.....
i decided to set up one of my 29g's instead of the 20g long. I am going to use a 100 watt heater in it. for filters should i use 2 that are rated at 5-15 gal or 2 rated at 10-20 gal? I'm thinking the 10-20 gal filters so their is plenty of filtration but just want to get a second opinion on it.
09-11-2007, 08:24 PM
I would shoot for a total of approx 60 gallons for a 29 gallon tank
My favorites (HOB) are the Aqua Clears but I have used the whispers (Whisper 60)on 30 gallon tanks with excellent results
09-11-2007, 08:45 PM
I am going with the aqua-tech filters from walmart. they have a black foam insert that never gets changed so that is where the beneficial bacteria lives. i have one of them on my 10 gal and it works great.
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