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Old 09-28-2010, 04:07 PM   #1 
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Arrow 30 watt heater?

I have a 5.5 tank... would it be okay to purchase a 30 watt heater? Here is the description:

"The HT-10 submersible heater is suitable for aquariums up to 30 gallons in size. The electronic thermostat automatically adjusts heat output to keep the water at a constant 78 degrees F. All you have to do is place in the aquarium and plug it in."

I know someone told me that for a 5.5g tank a 10-25 watt is suitable... so would it matter much buying 30w? Please help

(I'm thinking of ordering online. I have no real fish stores near me, and I don't drive :P)
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:14 PM   #2 
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:20 PM   #3 
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*Edit: It's 50 watts... Description is still the same
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:22 PM   #4 
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Preset heaters tend to not heat the water enough or overheat the water--I would only buy one with an adjustable temperature dial. It will give you stability as well as control so you can adjust the temperature if the fish gets sick with a bacterial infection (requiring lower temps) or external parasites (requiring higher than normal temps). Adjustable ones are all-around better products. I use this one: http://www.fosterandsmithaquatics.co...8&pcatid=11368
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:32 PM   #5 
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Oh, okay. And would it be okay to purchase a 50 watt one? Since the temperature is adjustable?
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:39 PM   #6 
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Since it's a 5G tank, I guess you could probably get away with it. I would go with a 25watt, though. It's always best to go with what the device is designed for.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:47 PM   #7 
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Okay, ty :)
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