I bought a new 12 gallon long aquarium (L x W x H: 35.5" x 7.9" x 9.9"). It is outdoors under a covered patio. Heating setup:
Yeah I would think a bigger heater would be better for those temps.
Those temperatures are too much for your heater, you can try getting a second one
It's a big waste of electricity trying to heat an outdoor tank.
I suggest you keep a good watch on the temp to see if its working. And keep fish that like it a little colder. It may not look as nice, but it is better to keep multiple low wat heaters, than to keep one higher wat heater, as the larger one could brake and over heat the tank.Thank you StarGirl , Noroomforshoe and Cherryshrimp420. You've convinced me to add more heaters. What is the best combination of heaters for my set up? Something like:
Aesthetically one bigger heater is preferred. But then my worry is if the heater goes haywire it will fry the fish. Also, for reference, this tank will have pygmy cories (not yet added) and RCS. Also, I live in Southern California near the beach. So while the temperature are a bit low right now, they will go up soon in a month or two.
- One 150 Watt Jager
- One 100 Watt Jager
- Two 100 Watt Jager
- Two 75 Watt Jager
- One 50 Watt, One 150 Watt Jager
- Some other combination?
My apologies but I cannot bring this tank indoors. At the moment I'm not allowed to have tanks indoors so I can only have one in the covered patio.