small heater for tank

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As you probably know, I have a chiller, that keeps the temp lower than the maximum I set, but for the winter time, I need a heater, but the space in the sump is quite small and currently I have a 150 watt unit in there as it's all I can fit in (the 300 watt ones are too long), I'd prefer a 200watt one as I have about 65gallons.
Yes, yes, I know that's too small, but my lounge doesn't ever have large temp swings and the 150watt unit was keeping up.
The only problem was that the adjuster wasn't working and sometimes it was up at 29 deg sometimes 24.
Any ideas which is a small one?

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Reply #1

I would love to hear any good ideas on this too as I also find lots of the heaters to be a bit large!

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Reply #2

A heat controller like an Inkbird or similar (with plastic coated sensor ideally) + a titanium heater e.g. Shego or Aquamedic

Ti ones are tiny compared to glass, but I don't know of any with a built in thermostat, so you need to use a heat controller.

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Reply #3

TBH, my old visitherm did an excellent job and are easy to adjust, as I don't have a need for massive heat as my living room is always warm, I'll stick with a 200w

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