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Has anyone ever seen a decorative heater?
 

newbie101

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they make "covers" for them, like driftwood with a hole thru the middle for a heatr to go in...
 
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really...do you know where i could find one?
 

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ummm, my lfs (just a little neighborhood thing) has a few but I don't know where else, not sure if Petco/Petsmart have them, or Petland, hmm....
 

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Never heard of them. I would think a lfs would be most likely to carry them.
 

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Does anyone know if the ysell heaters for 5 gal tanks? ???
 

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yup 25 watt heater work for 5 gallon tanks
 

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yup 5 watts for every galllon is what it should be though does anybody know if you should have more heat then 5watts per gallon and have like 6-7watts per gallon or would that be bad for the fish. What i am saying would it be better to have a 150 or 200 watt heater in my 29 gallon tank?????
 

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Thanks. I will go grab one at wallymart.LOL
 

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atmmachine816 said:
yup 5 watts for every galllon is what it should be though does anybody know if you should have more heat then 5watts per gallon and have like 6-7watts per gallon or would that be bad for the fish. What i am saying would it be better to have a 150 or 200 watt heater in my 29 gallon tank?????
Two heaters on each side of your tank would be better, but the 200 watt heater would not hurt anything.
 

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Gunnie said:
Two heaters on each side of your tank would be better, but the 200 watt heater would not hurt anything.
Never thought of this. What size tanks should one start looking at this as an optionr? I am looking at at a 75 gallon at the moment.
 

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I knew about that before but since I have a 150w and a 200w I don't want to waste it but you want them on either side so that the heat is evenly distrubuted but you can start doing this at 10gallon and up. Around here it usually tends to be a little more expesive to do two but it's worth it I think but since these are my grandpa's heaters I dont want to waste them
 

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Also, with 2 heaters in the tank, if one quits working, the other can kind of take up the slack until you realize the problem and replace the bad heater.
 

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Yup though it won't take long for me to notice when mine stops working as I chekc the temp. everyday and when it's not turning on the orange light won't come on and I always see that when I sleep so I would know.
 
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