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Post by crabs_lex » Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:50 am

hi, does anyone know the best heater for a 55 gal
my temp is usually good even in the winter but last night it was in the higher 60s and i know that’s not good
so any recommendations would be great :)

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Re: heat

Post by curlysister » Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:02 am

A big huge UTH to go across the back would work.
Personally, I have four UTH's on my 55 gallon. The room temps vary greatly between seasons. So I can plug/ unplug them as needed. Partly I was too cheap to buy a big new one when I upgraded tank sizes, so I just kept adding more, LOL. But it works well for my set up.
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Re: heat

Post by crabs_lex » Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:34 pm

thanks!

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Re: heat

Post by Motörcrab » Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:25 pm

We used an 11X47 Ultratherms from either The Bean Farm or Reptile Basics. We use a thermostat to keep the temperature from getting too hot. We also have it insulated to direct more heat into the the tank. Based on your location you may or may not need to insulate or maybe only insulate a portion of the UTH. It's really hard to say for sure since every tank, and location is slightly different.
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