Will my heaters provide enough heat?
My new tank is 96 x 26 x 30in with dual 40mm outflows to a 60 x 20 x 20in sump. I have two Schego 600W titanium heaters. Is this sufficient? DR JAMES KERR, BY EMAIL
neale SAYS: Your tank has a capacity of 1550l, including the sump. The maximum loading of standard heaters are usually rated to about 100l per 100W of power, so your two heaters maximum loading is well below your tank’s size. Avoid having heaters working flat-out all the time as this increases failure risk. It’s better to have three or four smaller heaters, so that if one of the heaters fails in the ‘on’ position, a small heater can’t overheat your aquarium, whereas a bigger heater might. I’d want to add a third heater to the mix.