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fish room heaters

Post by jabones » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:18 am

looking to heat my whole fish room 18ft x 26ft. what type, brand, electric,ventless gas heaters do you use, suggest?

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Re: fish room heaters

Post by dogofwar » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:13 pm

That's actually a pretty big room... is it in a free-standing building, your basement?

Is there Central heat as well?

Is it well insulated?

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Re: fish room heaters

Post by jabones » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:46 pm

uts in my basement, and will be insulated. there is a duct from the furnace into the room.

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Re: fish room heaters

Post by dogofwar » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:18 am

My current fishroom is similarly situated (room in basement with duct).

I only heat a couple of the large tanks and a couple of tank with fish that need higher temps. This keeps the tanks ~78 for upper rack, ~74 for the middle and lower (68 or so) for the bottom one. I little lower in the winter. I try to keep SA fish on the top rack, CAs in the middle and Uruguayan on the bottom.

I do not provide any additional heat to the room...

Matt

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Re: fish room heaters

Post by slimbolen99 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:31 am

If you are going to have a duct pumping air (hot OR cold) into your fish room, you also need a return vent. This helps prevent your furnace/ac from working too hard. If there is no return vent nearby, a vent in the door would suffice.

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Re: fish room heaters

Post by Mike Wise » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:50 am

My fishroom is only half the size of your room. My room is on the house hotwater heat system and has its own thermostat set at 80°F/26°C. The room has extra insulation in the walls. It probably is the least expensive way to heat a fishroom.

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Re: fish room heaters

Post by dogofwar » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:07 pm

Great point. Mine also has a return vent...

Matt
slimbolen99 wrote:If you are going to have a duct pumping air (hot OR cold) into your fish room, you also need a return vent. This helps prevent your furnace/ac from working too hard. If there is no return vent nearby, a vent in the door would suffice.

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