Hello Everyone, Question About Heaters Within Sumps

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by FishMasterOnLand, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. F

    FishMasterOnLand New Member Member

    Hi all, fish noobie here! :)

    I have a question if someone doesn't mind answering. I am trying to heat up my 20g with an added 10g sump and I want to put the heater and filter on the sump. Do I use a heater wattage appropriated for 20g or 10g?
  2. Esimm03

    Esimm03 Well Known Member Member


    I'd go for wattage for 20-30 gallons as the tank is technically 30g (the fish can only access the 20g).

    I'm pretty sure that's correct but hopefully someone else could confirm it .

  3. Fanatic

    Fanatic Fishlore VIP Member

    Go with Ethan's advice
  4. OP

    FishMasterOnLand New Member Member

    Ah ok, didn't see it as a 30g total as I was unsure how evenly spread the heat would be between tank and sump. Was afraid sump would get too hot and cook the fish :/ Thanks a lot!
  5. MaddieTaylah

    MaddieTaylah Well Known Member Member

    The heater will distribute the heat evenly amongst the sump and tank as long as the sump is always on.

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice