Recommended Heaters for 180 Gallon

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I would recommend an inkbird controller, working really well for me. There is two plug ins so when the temp gets too low you can have both heaters turn on.

I would have said two 200watt but looks like everyone is thinking 300watt, go with that!
Don’t think it’s too far off to be an option.
 
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Don't use an aquarium calculator, read the heater manufacturer's instructions. Not all 300 watt heaters can heat the same amount of water.

2 x Eheim 300 watt heaters will be fine for a 240g. Other brands' 300 watt heaters are not rated for the same amount of water as Eheim. I generally keep my winter temperature no lower than 75F. It takes it about 1 hour to raise the temperature by 1F. General winter room temperature in the morning is 60F.

I would use a heater controller to make sure that both heaters turn on and off at the same time. This prevents one heater from doing most of the work.
Would it be possible for you to link a good controller I can buy?

And which one of these should I get?



Not sure what the difference is.
 

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Would it be possible for you to link a good controller I can buy?

And which one of these should I get?



Not sure what the difference is.
Just realizing I'm an idiot and one is 300w and the other is 100w. I am still looking for a good controller though.
 

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Do you have a controller? And can someone tell me what the controller doses? Like is it justb a timer or can I set the desired temperature with a controller?
Yes, I am using an Inkbird controller. And yes, you use it to control the temperature. It has a little metal wand that senses the temperature, and I just keep the Jagers set a touch hotter than I have the Inkbird. The Inkbird is at 74, and I think the Jagers are around 75-76. The Inkbird is easy to use, don't sweat it.

If something fails in one of these heaters, it's most likely to be the thermostat, then your fish will cook if you don't notice. This device is much more reliable than the little built-in thermostats.
 
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Wow. Spoken like a true mfk’r, well done and welcome home I’d say.

Funny enough, I was just wondering if a true temp 1000w would be too much for a 180. I am currently running a 500w eheim on it. It has been able to do the job so far but was about to switch it out for the true temp.
 
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