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I've always thought three watts per gallon was the rule. The salesman at the most reputable lfs told me that a 300 watt heater in my wet/dry is all I need in my 150 gallon.
Whats the scoop?
 

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2 200 watt should be good 150 will run all the time. 3 watts like you said is a good way to go. I always bump it up a size.
 

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A single 300w heater is keeping my 180 at a constant 80 degrees.

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I think 1-300w in a sump is fine this time of year but not sure how it would go in the winter.
I have found you always need an extra boost when heating a sump due to the speed of water that moves through.
 

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As been said,you should add at least 100w to your actual set up avoiding problems in winter season...depends on where you live...!
 

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5 Watts per gallon, 3 watts if using titanium. Usually, having two different heaters, balanced to the right wattage, on either side of the tank is best to distribute heat. The use of a powerhead can also help distribute heat if using only one in a huge tank.
 
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