## What size heater do I need for a 50 gallon aquarium?

Finding the Right Aquarium Heater Size

Aquarium Heater Size Guide | ||
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40 Gallon/150 Liter | 100 watt | 150 watt |

50 Gallon/200 Liter | 150 watt | 200 watt |

65 Gallon/250 Liter | 200 watt | 250 watt |

75 Gallon/300 Liter | 250 watt | 300 watt |

**What size heater do I need for a 55 gallon fish tank?**

The size of your tank is vital for choosing an appropriate heater for your tank. As a rough estimate, you use between 2.5 and 5 watts per gallon of water. For a 55-gallon tank, I’d recommend using between a 150-watt and 300-watt heater.

**How long does it take to heat up a 50 gallon fish tank?**

it might take between 24 and 48 hours and get to the temperature. When I threw my heater in my tank (about 2ft, 20 gallons), it took about 30-36 hours to get to the right temp. Give it a little time, and first chance you get, go and snag a little thermometer from your local FS.

### How many watts is 50 gallons?

A typical 50 gallon electric water heater runs at 4500 watts. In an electric circuit of 240 volts, 4500 watts is equivalent to 18.75 amps.

**Is it better to have 1 or 2 heaters in an aquarium?**

In large aquariums, it may require two heaters. For example, a 100 gallon aquarium would require 500 Watts of heat, but it would be better to use a 300 Watt heater at each end of the tank, rather than one 500 Watt heater, to keep the water temperature consistent throughout the aquarium.

**How do I choose an aquarium heater?**

A good rule of thumb for aquarium heaters is 5 watts per gallon for aquariums 55 gallons or smaller, and 3 watts per gallon for those over 60 gallons. Use a larger size or a second heater if your aquarium is in an especially cold room or is located on an exterior wall or near an outside door.

## Where should I put my aquarium heater?

In your home aquarium, the best location for placing a heater is near the maximum water flow, such as the outlet (or inlet) from the filter, or in the stream of a powerhead. Having water flowing directly past the heater is what quickly and evenly disperses heated water throughout the tank.

**Is a higher watt heater better?**

With our products, heat output is measured in wattage. That doesn’t necessarily mean more is better. Just because you can get a 2,000-watt heater for the same price as a 750-watt one, doesn’t mean you should. Too much heat for the room will cause the heater to fail.

**How many watts do you need for a 55 gallon aquarium?**

A standard 55 gallon aquarium will require a 165-watt heater at a minimum. A heater this size will be sufficient if the difference between the aquariums temperature and the ambient room temperature is around 5 degrees Fahrenheit.

### How many watts does a 60 gallon water heater use?

4500 Watt

GSW 60 Gallon 240 Volt 4500 Watt Electric Water Heater.

**How many gallons can a 50 watt heater heat?**

The general rule of thumb is to have a capacity of approximately 5 watts per gallon of water. Therefore, a 10 gallon aquarium will need a 50 watt heater. As the tank size increases, the larger water volume is able to retain the heat better….Aquarium Heater Size.

Aquarium Size | Heater Capacity |
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75-100 Gallons | 250-300 Watts |

**What is the best water heater for a fish tank?**

Hanging/Immersible Heater. An immersible heater is also known as a hanging heater.

## Do all fish tanks need a heater?

The lighting in a fish tank can make the tank warmer. If you have sufficient light in your fish tank that the water temperature is habitable for your fish, you will not need a heater. Another factor related to the tank’s lighting system is exposure to sunlight.

**What are some good fish for a 55 gallon tank?**

Gourami. A pair of three-spot gouramis are a beautiful addition to a 55-gallon tank,and many species grow to around 6-inches in length.

**Should I get a heater for my fish tank?**

It’s better to buy a high-quality heater once. Heaters are the kind of equipment where quality really counts.