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RE: [APD] Re: Heating water for water changes
Water is fed inside the water heater into the bottom of the
tank but drawn from the top. Mineral build-up tends to
occur in locations with high mineral content in the water.
In other places, you can look after ten years and see no
There ought to be a spigot somewhere on the water heater
tank that allows you to drain the tank -- ntohing lasts
forever and someday you will need to drain the tank to
remove it. That spigot, that's the flushing mechanism --
--- Laith Arif <laith at swissonline_ch> wrote:
> How exactly do metals build up in a water heater? Keep
> in mind that a water
> heater (at least mine) is constantly being flushed with
> new water as you use
> hot water. It's not like its always the same water
> sitting in a metal
> container being boiled over and over again for years. :-)
> In any case I
> have a hard time imagining a water heater slowly
> "dissolving" into the water
> it holds.
> I have never "flushed" my water heater. I don't even
> think my water heater
> has a "flushing" function.
> Never had a problem in 20 years of fish (and plant)
> Just my two cents!
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