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OK, I'm doing a bit of research/planning, because I'm thinking about setting up another tropical aquarium, a 25 or 30 gallon.

How many watts of heat do I need? I would want to keep the tank around 70-75 degrees F.... I was thinking a 75 watt heater?

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For heater wattage I've generally gone with 5 watts per gallon, be it for goldies or tropicals. So that would give you a 150 watt heater for the 30 gallon. From what I've seen in the past, heaters go 50, 100, 200, 300 or bigger for wattage, meaning you'd be best with a 200 watt heater. (always better to go a little bigger in size)

Here's a couple links for titanium heaters:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod...mp;pcatid=13966 ( I have some of these and would get more if needed)


Glass tanks are readily available, while acrylic seem hard to come by unless you order one, which might get spendy. Glass doesn't scratch as easy.

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