Heater

singold

New member
Does anybody not use a heater on their saltwater tank, and if they don't, their results? Thank you in advance.
 

Shane Hoffman

New member
I dont, only because of the fact that my equipment running keeps it a 79 degrees in winter and in summer I hate heat and keep ac set at 71 which keeps tank at 80 or 81. I do have a heater in sump set to kick on if tank dips below 74 for some reason. It hasnt kicked on since the tanks inception.
 

Chris27

New member
If you need to run a heater, do so with an external controller and temp probe. Doing it this way, you will have redundancy in that if the internal thermostat fails, the external controller will shut it down before it boils your tank.
 

lordofthereef

One reef to rule them all
My heater rarely kicks on, if ever. In fact I had more issues with it than anything, especially last year. If you keep your ambient room temperatures around 70 degrees year round I am sure you can go without a heater.
 

Flipper62

Premium Member
If you keep your ambient room temperatures around 70 degrees year round I am sure you can go without a heater.

Thats the key.....It really all depends on the temp in the room. Depending on where you live & what temp you keep the room at will determend If you need a heater or not. In some areas you may not need a heater....However In some areas you may need a chiller.

A good range of temp is around 77 to 80
 

rcorbitt

New member
I'm using a heater, and always have. The Ranco or Medusa controllers work pretty well. In my case, the tank is in my basement/office sitting on a concrete floor.
 

Michael

NTTH Rookie Help
Premium Member
i have a 50 watt heater in the sump connected to a controller, ive never seen it switch on, usually my fans are working overtime to keep the tank cool
 

Flipper62

Premium Member
I'm using a heater, and always have. The Ranco or Medusa controllers work pretty well. In my case, the tank is in my basement/office sitting on a concrete floor.

Again........it all depends on the room temperature. If you have a Temperature probe in the tank & the water temp is 72......You need a heater.

If the temp is 87.......you dont need a heater......BUT look into a chiller.
 
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