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Thread: Heater Help

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    Question Heater Help

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    I am thinking about purchasing a new 50 gal but the cost of the Aqueon Pro heater for that alone is hefty... so I'm wondering if I can't just combine a 50 w pro heater from my 10 gal and a 100 w pro heater from my 20 gal. Would using both of those in one 50 gal tank safely work?

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    Depending on the temp in your house, a 150 watts may or may not be enough; however, using two slightly smaller heaters is always better than one larger heater. In the event of a heater failure, the other heater will hold enough temp to keep the fish unharmed until you can get a replacement.
    Knowledge is fun(damental)

    A 75 gal with eight Discus, fake plants, and a lot of wood also with sand substrate. Clean up crew is down to just two Sterba's Corys. Filters: continuous new water flow; canister w/UV, in-tank algae scrubber!! Finally, junked the nitrate removal unit from hell.

    For Fishless cycling:

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    Good to know! I need to heat the tank no more than 10 d f at most so I'm thinking the two heater set up might work after all. Thanks!

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    Amazon has the fluval m heater for about $20 depending on the watt. I have 2 of these and have no issue.

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    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    East Lansing, Michigan, USA

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    Thanks for the comfort. :) - Mrs.JayMay23 time for new stock? - Lady Hobbs fishie, fishie in the sea - Lady Hobbs more fish - Lady Hobbs smarty-pants! - Brhino 
    thanks for the help - genocidex for your good info on ugfs - fishmommie 


    0 Not allowed!
    First, do you need a heater at all?
    Much of California doesn't.
    During the day, wild water warms and cools at night. Fish can handle a range of temperatures. It's extremes that usually cause issues.

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