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I made a thread yesrerday about chosing a heater that works with apex. I me tioned that my badement have no source for heat. And it reaches 63 below in winter. People suggested 400w. In total and 2 heaters 200w each. I want something to work with apex. People suggested a controller like ink bird connected to the apex. However i cant find a heater that is 200w per pair. My aquarium is warerbox marine x60.2. 36 gallons, and theres a sump. This hearer for example https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/finnex-th-deluxe-titanium-heating-element-with-plastic-guard.html 300w minimum. Or do i go with 2 of those with the digital controllers https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/hms-titanium-heater-w-digital-controller-finnex.html 200w each?
 
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I’ve been happy with these. I’m using mine connected to an InkBird.

 
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Ah, that makes more sense. 63 isn't bad. My basement gets to the low 60's during MN winters, I'm running a 150W and a 100W Jager's on my frag tank with about 60 total gallons. But I also throw a polycarbonate lid on top to help with evaporation in the winter months. 400W might be a bit much.
 
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A couple of decades using titanium units. regarding your question, I have a finnex 800wt connected to an inkbird to the aoex.
 

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Everyone telling me how eheim can break and destroy my tank... because its glass?
I currently use two Eheim glass heaters, and have used them in other tanks, and I'm not the least bit worried about them cracking or shattering. There's a YouTube video floating around out there showing how much abuse it takes to actually get them to break. You'll find horror stories about nearly every heater out there.
 
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I've never heard any accounts of Jager's breaking and crashing tanks. There were a handful of posts last year complaining about moisture issues with new Jager's, but I haven't seen any since. Cobalt Neotherm's had a number of instances of cracking/exploding, but not Jager's as far as I know. They are built like tanks. The most common complaint is how large they are.
 

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I made a thread yesrerday about chosing a heater that works with apex. I me tioned that my badement have no source for heat. And it reaches 63 below in winter. People suggested 400w. In total and 2 heaters 200w each. I want something to work with apex. People suggested a controller like ink bird connected to the apex. However i cant find a heater that is 200w per pair. My aquarium is warerbox marine x60.2. 36 gallons, and theres a sump. This hearer for example https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/finnex-th-deluxe-titanium-heating-element-with-plastic-guard.html 300w minimum. Or do i go with 2 of those with the digital controllers https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/hms-titanium-heater-w-digital-controller-finnex.html 200w each?
I'm using the Helio 200w smart heater currently. Works really good thus far.
 
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I might go with the Helio controller with two Titanium units. When I was doing research for mine there is a wide variety of efficiency with different heating elements. Just because one manufacturer recommends a certain wattage doesn’t mean you would use the same wattage on another brand. You also want to choose a wattage that isn’t running all the time and or constantly cycling on and off rapidly. my 2 cents...
 

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