Not sure about Aqueon Pro heater?

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I'm moving out of the state and into one with 5 month winters. I'm guessing the house's temperature will be about mid 70 ish? For my planned freshwater planted 20 gallon with platies, guppies, juliI cory catfish, and amano shrimp, I want to have a heater. This Aqueon Pro heater was suggested to me. I found it on Amazon right here:

I'm not sure what wattage to get. I hear a lot of people get a 100 watt for a 20 gallon, and others use a 50 watt. I have no experience with heaters because I currently live in an extremely hot place where the temperature barely varies at all, and my betta tank stays at a consistent high 70-80 degrees.

I'm thinking I should get the 100 watt. It's adjustable, plus if it's colder than I believe I'll be all set. Also, it's a little cheaper than the 50.

But I still want a second opinion. And third and fourth and fifth or however many I get. I'd love any thoughts you guys have. Thanks!!
 

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While a 100w heater would be sufficient in most circumstances, if the temperature is consistently in the 70s in your home, you could likely get away with a 50w. My situation is pretty extreme, but I have a 75w heater on a 29G tank and it's doing the job just fine in a house where the temperature never goes below 72.

But with a reliable heater like Aqueon Pros, I would just spring for the 100w so the temperature remains stable, instead of having 1-2 degree fluctuations throughout the day.
 
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LiterallyHydro said:
While a 100w heater would be sufficient in most circumstances, if the temperature is consistently in the 70s in your home, you could likely get away with a 50w. My situation is pretty extreme, but I have a 75w heater on a 29G tank and it's doing the job just fine in a house where the temperature never goes below 72.

But with a reliable heater like Aqueon Pros, I would just spring for the 100w so the temperature remains stable, instead of having 1-2 degree fluctuations throughout the day.
Thanks for the super speedy reply Hydro I think I'm going to go with the 100w too. I'm too scared to take risks when it comes to my little fishies
 

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It's always better to play it safe than sorry. Good choice springing for the 100w.
 

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