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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)

http://www.aquariumpros.com/c-HTtt.htm

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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