what size heaters for 280g tanK?


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was wonder how many and what size heaters should i use on my new 280g tank? and what brand would you recomend?
i would reccomend a minimum of 2.5 watts per gallon and to minimize losses in the event of a failure (heater gets stuck in on position) use at least two small watt heaters. 280*2= 700 so maybe even 3 250 watt heaters.

so many customers come in and tell us their horror stories about their solo heater getting stuck in the on position and destroying everything (90+ degrees)