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Old 03-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #31 
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I agree, just like I've stated, everyone has their own opinions and hopefully we will have less arguments around here.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:27 AM   #32 
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As for heaters I would definitely get the 400watt+ heater. When I had a 50w in my 10 Gallon I found it wasn't heating steadily, so I can't imagine it is a 62 gallon. lol
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #33 
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50 watts is usually used for a 3-5 gallon tank for the temperature to be really steady and very well managed.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:29 PM   #34 
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Yup. My 5 gallon has the 50 watt now, and the 10 gallon got a 100 watt.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #35 
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I dunno.... I wouldn't have a small numbr in that size of tank because I'd lose 'em xDD 30 definitely would be awesome.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:56 PM   #36 
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Yup. My 5 gallon has the 50 watt now, and the 10 gallon got a 100 watt.
This would actually help.

Just think...every 10 gallons is 100 watts. So to be safe, I'd go with the 500 watts.
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:52 PM   #37 
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I also thought that 4-5 watts is the starting point (it's certainly what I go by - I use 25 watts for my 5 gals no problem and a 75 watt for my 16 gal). I'm not saying that extra will cause problems, but if you work off 10 wpg, you are going to end up with problems eventually as your gallonage gets bigger.
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:12 PM   #38 
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Like I said before, always best to go with more watts than you need when heating a large tank, better to have your heater not working very hard than trying to work hard because the watts are not enough. You also have to think about the ambient temp of the room. I use 50W heaters in my 10g tanks, and they hold at 78F, but my tanks are also only 76F with no heater because of the temperature of the room. Now, if the room is naturally 70F without a heater, 50W will not keep a steady heat in your tank :) I would support 100W heaters for 10g tanks for sure, just to make sure everything is covered. I'd have them, but 100W heaters here are about $40 each. Eek. And also, best to just go with something that covers all your needs, instead of something that doesn't and then having to upgrade down the road. Much cheaper.

About all the other stuff going on, I'm choosing to walk away and not discuss it. I know what I said wasn't wrong, the OP doesn't hold anything against me so I'm good :)
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:36 PM   #39 
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I also thought that 4-5 watts is the starting point (it's certainly what I go by - I use 25 watts for my 5 gals no problem and a 75 watt for my 16 gal). I'm not saying that extra will cause problems, but if you work off 10 wpg, you are going to end up with problems eventually as your gallonage gets bigger.
Well I was meaning 100 watts every 10 gallon, but I think just 3-5wpg would work best.
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Old 03-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #40 
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You make a good point, Pitluvs. May I hijack for a moment and ask if I should therefore get a 200w heater for the 23 gallon as opposed to 100?
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