Re: Heater Placement
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Re: Heater Placement
From: "Marshall F. Wilkinson" <wilkinso at acs_ucalgary.ca>
Date: Mon, 30 Dec 96 10:45:20 MST
In-Reply-To: <199612292039.PAA08838 at looney_actwin.com>; from "Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com" at Dec 29, 1996 3:39 pm
I too experienced a similar problem in my 50 gal. I moved my 300W
heater to every conceivable location and still experienced temp
drops at night. I solved the problem with another heater. Its
ultimately cheaper than leaving the furnace on all night! I now
have one heater at both ends of the tank which is where the
filter inlet/outlets are located.
Although I should also add that in Calgary we tend to have some
fairly extreme winter conditions (e.g. to -35C at
night...brrr). BTW the tank is now warmed to 82F using 500W
total. (Intersting how I am celsius for weather and F. for
aquariums - must be from interpreting all those inkblots ;-) ).
Happy New Year everyone.
Marshall Wilkinson (In truley frigid Calgary Alberta)