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Re:Re: cables

>>1) Provide warmth in the substrate for certain plant species (Barclaya
   longifolia, specifically).  In this case the substrate should be warmer
than the water. <<

Warmer than the water? What if you keep high temps in your tank year round,
like 85F or higher? What about in the summertime when the temp is in the
high 90s or higher for weeks at a time? What does the ambient room temp have
to be for the heaters to kick on? I have heard stories from people that
during the entire summer their cable heaters never even came on. Unless you
have central air conditioning in your home and you keep the temp at 70 24/7,
would cable heaters still be effective? George told me once he has central
air and keeps his house cool. I don't have that luxury. In the summer, many
people stress over how to COOL their tank down, not heat it up.

Robert Paul Hudson
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