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One of the most important components to a reef tank is a trusty aquarium heater. We use an aquarium heater to help maintain the right temp in our reef tanks.
- Aquarium heaters help maintain the right water temperature within your aquarium.
Whether you’re looking for a fish tank heater for your freshwater or saltwater aquarium tank, we’ve got you covered. Keep in mind that the type of heater you choose will depend on the type of fish in your marine tank.
Some fish species, for instance, tropical fish, require a higher water temperature than the aquarium. Then, it becomes imperative to introduce a reliable heater into the system so to keep the fish healthy. However, you should note that heaters are built with different wattages. So, it’s important to select a heater that perfectly fits the size of your aquarium.
Corals and invertebrates are sensitive to changes in water parameters, so ensure you use the right heater for your aquarium. Reef tank heaters will help ensure that the water remains at your preferred temperature.
Types of Aquarium Heaters
These types of heaters can be fully submerged into a reef fish tank. They’re more effective, affordable, and popular than immersible heaters.
Submersible heaters are ideal for both mini-tanks and large aquariums.
Unlike the submersible, immersible heaters are usually hanged over the top and partially submerged in an aquarium. While they are cheap, they’re not suitable for saltwater reef tanks.
A Secondary heater is an ideal choice if your aquarium is over 55 gallons. Also, you might want to consider this heater if you have sensitive fish or corals.
Other things to know about Reef Tank Heaters
Most heaters are adjustable. While setting your preference, keep in mind that different fish require varying water temperatures. So, research the temperature needs of the type of fish you want to keep.
Usually, the wattage of a heater will depend on the size of a saltwater aquarium. Most heaters come with a manufacturer’s guide to choosing the right wattage.
Some Frequently Asked Questions
Which heater is the best for my aquarium?
The best heater for your aquarium depends on the following
- type of fish tank
- local climate
- type of fish
- the size of the aquarium.
How do I know if my heater is working?
The best approach to checking if your heater is working is the use a thermometer. When preparing your marine tank and getting it ready for the fish, it’s best to test the heater over 24 hours.
Is it necessary to have a heater in an aquarium?
In most cases, the answer is yes. However, it can depend on some factors, including your climate, room temperature, and type of fish. If your climate and room temperature constantly fluctuate, then you need a heater.
Explore our modern selection of aquarium heaters below.
Feeling unsure which of our heaters is perfect for your aquarium? Please feel free to reach out to us.