| | Re: Setting up a new 29gal NPT
Living in Texas, I doubt you need a heater in you Aquarium. Most people i know in my area keep their homes in a very narrow temperature range. Switching from heat, a/c and back in single day. I have had several heaters stick over the years. My current aquarium is generally 74 deg.F plus or minus 2 deg. Use City of Houston tap water and do 50% water changes weekly.
I am nearly 75 years old, and have kept aquariums for about 50 out of the last 65 years. I have breed/raised many species of fish.