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Re: Heating Cables Vs. the Growth Plate

> Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 00:34:09 -0700
> From: "Ryan Stover" <stover at suiso_com>
> Many of you know that heating cables are beneficial, not mandatory, for a
> planted tank. But how about a stainless steel plate, similar to a
> undergravel filter, with a hole on the side where a ceramic heaters is
> inserted?
> Would this better distribute the heat across the entire plate rather than
> just the area that heating cables would reach?

As mentioned earlier, this would heat the substrate but may not produce 
convection currents created by warm/cool zones, much the same way a waterbed 
heater under the tank would work. 

Didn't Amano's plate have ribs on it? These may duplicate the effects of a coil. 

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at frii_com)