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Re: heating cables/longevity/sizing recommendationsA
> Date: Sat, 08 Jul 2000 16:50:48 -0400
> From: Daphne
> Perhaps I misunderstood George's recommendation (probably) or I have forgotten
> how to do math (also a possibility). I am accumulating "stuff" for a Dupla/G.
> Booth tank and I think I bought the wrong Dupla cables. I have a 92 gallon
> corner tank. It has a radius of 35 inches. My figure for sq footage came to
> about 6.8. With the recommendation, (20-25 watts/sq foot as I understood it)
> I need about 150 watts. I have the 150 cables (which looks to only be 50
> watts) From reading George's articles and what is in their tanks I must have
> misfigured or something....
> A) Did I understand correctly?
You must have misunderstood. We've never used cables smaller than 100 watts in
any of our tanks. Our original 90 gallon tank had the 250 watt cables which were
physically too long. Our 100 gallon discus tank had 100 watt cables which
didn't seem to have enough oomph.
A 150w cable for a 90 gallon tank sounds reasonable.
On the Dupla website, the following cables are available:
Duplaflex 75 - 30 watts
" 200 - 60 watts
" 300 - 100 watts (276" long)
" 500 - 150 watts
" 750 - 200 watts (512" long)
" 1000 - 250 watts (669" long)
> B) Since Daleco no longer has them and Burleson only had 200 (60 watts), any
> ideas which cables fall into that range?
Check with Monolith Marine Monsters - they have a range of heating cables
George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)