how many watts Help

Discussion in 'Heaters' started by guppy man, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. guppy manValued MemberMember

    :;fg I want to know how many watts will a 80 gallon tank need.:;cr:;swls
     
  2. cwb141

    cwb141Valued MemberMember

    Is it freshwater? If it's planted you would want at least 2 watts/gallon. That depends on the type of plants you have as well, 4 watts for plants that need high lighting. You also have to take into account the Kelvin rating of the bulbs. For a planted aquarium a range from 6,700K to 8,000K is ideal.
     
  3. redlessi

    redlessiWell Known MemberMember

    If you are talking about heaters, I would get a 300 watt. Some people use two heaters in case one fails for a larger tank. Not sure what watt if you get 2.
     
  4. cwb141

    cwb141Valued MemberMember

    If you're talking about heaters than I agree with redlessi. For duals heaters I would go with 200's or 250's. I'm not sure how long a lesser wattage would last if one failed.
     
  5. Aquarist

    AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Hello Guppy. I would suggest 2 250 w heaters for an 80g tank. By having 2, one on each end of the tank will help to eliminate cold spots within the tank. Too, should one fail you have a spare already in place.
    Ken
     




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