How to heat 2,700 gallons

Old 12-11-05, 08:36 PM
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How to heat 2,700 gallons

I need some advice, I have taken my old cistern and transformed it into 2 11x11 rooms, devided by a 4 foot half wall. I am going to make a fish tank out of one side and the calculator i found on the internet says a 11 x 11 x 3ft deep "aquarium" would be roughly 2,700 gallons. the room temp in the dead of winter is 50 degrees. with (3) 100w heat lamps the temp is 57degrees. i need to make the filled tank around 70 degrees. what would be the most effective way to do this?

Thanks for any advice. GP
Old 12-12-05, 07:37 PM
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How do you heat your house. Boiler or furnace? What fuel. How do you heat your domestic hot water?

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I would think your best bet would be a regular pond heater. More than likely electric. Have you thought about ventalation, with all that water warmer than the air you could have some serious moisture problems.

What kind a fish are you keeping? any thing named Moby?

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