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  • Is it possible to get too big?

    Of a heater that is. I just purchased a 250w aqueon pro for the 55 as the 200w wasn't keeping it as stable as I'd like (temp would swing 1 degree lower at night) and if I had to do treatment for ich, it wouldn't be enough to heat it all it seems in a NY winter through the night. So I was thinking of replacing the 100w I have in the 29g with the 200w. Bad idea?
    ~Erin
    10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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    I think you should be fine. The only problem would be if the heater got stuck on somehow, it would heat the water a lot faster. I currently have a 200w heater in a 10g. Lol. Nothing wrong as long as the heater doesn't stick on.

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    • #3
      I don't see a problem as long as it gets good flow to prevent hot spots.
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      • #4
        I have 2 - 200w heaters in my 75G. And I have a 100w heater in one of my 10G tanks because that's what I had to use. So far, no problems. As long as you don't get too extreme, I think it's better to have a bit more than you need than not enough.
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        Lori

        30G, 5G

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        • #5
          Exactly. It all depends how warm your house is as well. I tend to need larger heaters because we keep our house about 65-68f year round. With a warmer house, you may not need as big of heaters.

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          • #6
            During the winter, at night, we drop it down to 64.
            ~Erin
            10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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            • #7
              Then I would definitely put the 200w in the 29.
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              Lori

              30G, 5G

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              • #8
                I have a 300w and a 100w in my 63.5g
                When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department usually use water.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by oscarsbud View Post
                  Then I would definitely put the 200w in the 29.
                  Oddly enough, I see no temp drops in the morning before the heat comes back on in the 29g o.O But I don't trust this heater, it came with the kit, it's evil, it must be removed!
                  ~Erin
                  10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Raerianna View Post
                    Oddly enough, I see no temp drops in the morning before the heat comes back on in the 29g o.O But I don't trust this heater, it came with the kit, it's evil, it must be removed!
                    lol!
                    When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the fire department usually use water.

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                    • #11
                      It was a tetra kit, I've almost gotten to the point where I've eliminated all but the hood so far once I move this heater over...bwahahahaha
                      ~Erin
                      10g, 20g, 29g, 55g

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                      • #12
                        It does not matter if you are right or wrong...
                        As long as you learn and Keep Moving Forward!

                        ~Anthony

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