Help With Heater For 40 Breeder.

Alan0823

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Hi, fish world I'm in need of advice I just purchased a 40 breeder what size heater is needed for that size tank and a Fluval Canister filter? All information would be highly appreciated.
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How cold does it get where the aquarium will be?
In the winter time here in Ohio it can get 30 below sometimes depends on how the winter goes. Right now it's summer time and its been in the upper 78-90 so far.

Can I use 2 watt heater in a 40 gallon?
 
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In the winter time here in Ohio it can get 30 below sometimes depends on how the winter goes. Right now it's summer time and its been in the upper 78-90 so far.
So the aquarium will be in 30 degree below 0 weather? You will not be able to heat it at all.

If that is not true, what is the lowest ambient room temperature the room will hit during winter that the aquarium is located in?
 
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So the aquarium will be in 30 degree below 0 weather? You will not be able to heat it at all.

If that is not true, what is the lowest ambient room temperature the room will hit during winter that the aquarium is located in?
No it'll be inside my house of course I have heat inside where I'm living. The room temperature is 74 right now without the AC on everyday.
 

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No it'll be inside my house of course I have heat inside where I'm living. The room temperature is 74 right now without the AC on everyday.
Room temperature during winter inside would be without heat 50 degrees. That's inside without the furnace on for heat?.
 

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Here is the table to help with what size individual heater you need. Delta T is the difference from the lowest ambient room temperature in the room to your desired tank temperature. Always get a heater larger than you think you need so just round up to the next nearest size.

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