what heater?

Discussion in 'Heaters' started by mrgoogls, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. mrgooglsValued MemberMember

    what heater should i get for my 90 gallon, to make it 79-80 degrees. plz give me some watts. a brand would be even better:;nin2

  2. ploopyValued MemberMember

    I would get a 200-250 watt heater either jager eheim or fluval m are the 2 I mainly use.On my bigger tanks I usually run 2 heaters{55 or larger}.Another thing to consider is how warm does it get where the tank will be.The cooler the outside is the more you will need.I also like having more watts than you should that way it doesnt have to work as hard.
  3. ryanrModeratorModerator Member

    I generally work on around 3W per Gallon or more. For the same reasons as ploopy, it doesn't have to work as hard.

    I have a 100W Eheim Jager on my 18G FW - massive overkill, but it was the same price as a 75 at the time. Been going strong for nearly 2 years.
    I have 2 x 150W Eheim Jager on my 66G Reef tank - one is set slightly lower than the other.

    My only criticism of the Eheims is their size. They are really long compared to other brands of equivalent wattage. But they can be calibrated easily, and I've never had an issue with them.

    I've also had Hydor Theos, these are great because they're generally smaller than the Eheims, and very reliable (had one in my little 10G)
  4. mrgooglsValued MemberMember

    thanks guys. it can get pretty cold in the room in the winter but not much. i keep my lizard who is coldblooded without heat in here at night and he is fine. his cage doesnt go below 65. with water it will be even less of a drop +a heater so maybe 1 degree.i think i will get 1 heater to start but then get a 2nd when i get the money so it dont work to hard. how about two 200 watt heaters?
  5. AquaristFishlore LegendMember

    Good morning,

    I'm currently using 5 Aqueon Pro heaters in my tanks, in the link below and these are one's I would recommend for your 90g tank:

    All of mine are accurate within 1 degree. Too, these heaters have an indicator light that glows GREEN when the set temperature has been reached and it glows RED when the heater is actually heating. :)

    For your size tank I would also suggest 2 heaters. 1 as a back up in case the other stops working for some reason.

  6. pirahnah3Fishlore VIPMember

    As ken mentioned, I like the aqueon pro heaters, they were my mainstay for my tanks, however as I am getting new tanks I am trying and really enjoying the titanium heaters.

    I have been buying Finnex titanium heaters from Kens fish, heres a link to the heaters I have been buying. I really like having the temp controls outside of the tank, as it makes it a lot easier to adjust temp when desired.

  7. LupinusValued MemberMember

  8. mrgooglsValued MemberMember

    i think i will get 2 of the heaters than ken gave a link to, thanks alot guys:D
  9. SJ408New MemberMember

    I tend to go over the recommended wattage for heaters so that the heater wont have to work as hard to warm the water up, therefore possibly saving the life of the product!

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