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Old 12-31-2012, 12:36 AM   #1
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Aqueon 300 watt heater won't heat 55 gallon aquarium


I just got a 300 watt Aqueon heater for my 55 gallon aquarium
and it's been at 65F for 4 hours... I've got one of these heaters
for my 30 gallon and it works great. Anyone know what
I can do? I just need to heat the water to 72-73F...
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:58 AM   #2
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What's the ambient temp of the room it's in? Your best is to do a 50% WC at about 5 degrees higher then what you want it to be.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:15 AM   #3
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Did you turn the heater to the correct temp whilst it was switched on ? Unplug it, turn to the correct temp and see if that helps.
I use the same heater for my 75 gallon, set at around 78 degrees so i know it will easily heat a 55.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:40 AM   #4
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Is it getting hot when you reach in and touch it?

I'm using one of the Aqueon Pro heaters in my 72 gallon and it's only a 100 watt.

My old one died, so I took this out of my 20 gallon. I was going to buy another 100 watt, but this one is working fine. That bigger one should work on your 55?????
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I just got a 300 watt Aqueon heater for my 55 gallon aquarium
and it's been at 65F for 4 hours... I've got one of these heaters
for my 30 gallon and it works great. Anyone know what
I can do? I just need to heat the water to 72-73F...
Another question, did you just put the tank up? I have 300W hydor inline on the 75 and it pulls temp up from 65 at water changes to 79 degrees in about an hour to 1.5 hours.
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