The Past Master
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- Nov 18, 2021
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- 37.2431° N, 115.7930° W
I got it because someone here recommended itOh yah... Looks like a pretty cheaply made one tbh... Never go cheap with the heaters. You can try cheap filters but heater can blow, Crack, make a fish fry (not the baby type of fry either)
lack of water movement that could be contributing to the bga problem.I tested the temp of the water all over the tank and the surface was 75 but the bottom was 63.
It's a 40g breeder. For some reason, the 300watt is cheaper than the 200watt. Is there any negative effects of having the 300?lack of water movement that could be contributing to the bga problem.
Heaters should be placed as close to the bottom as possible so the heat rises up. Have them on a slight angle (about 30 degrees) with the heating coil lower than the thermostat.
How big is the tank?
You won't need a 300 watt heater unless the tank is 4 foot long or bigger. Even then I used a 200 watt heater for 4 ft tanks and a 300 watt heater for 6 ft tanks.
Rena and Eheim are good brands.
Wow, okIt's a 40g breeder. For some reason, the 300watt is cheaper than the 200watt. Is there any negative effects of having the 300?
Now you are scaring me lol.Wow, ok
The only drawback is the heater could warm the water to a higher temperature than what it is set to, (eg: heater is set to 26C but warms the water to 30C). You will need to monitor the water temperature with a separate thermometer that is in the aquarium.
And if the heater fails and cooks the fish, it will cook them quicker with a 300 watt compared to a 200 watt. However, a good brand of heater shouldn't malfunction and cook them.