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Re: Cheap Substrate Heating
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Cheap Substrate Heating
- From: "Louis Lin" <lhclin at aw_sgi.com>
- Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 16:53:45 -0400
- In-Reply-To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com (Aquatic Plants Digest) "Aquatic Plants Digest V2 #833" (Jul 14, 3:48pm)
- References: <199707141948.PAA13663 at acme_actwin.com>
> >And, of course, you would have a problem with brown algae build up unless
> >you used sterlized water and somehow kept it sterilized.
> Could be a problem. Solutions might involve adding something to the water
> in the sealed system to keep the algae down.
That could probably be solved by adding swimming pool chlorine into the closed
system from time to time. It may be a bad idea to keep the chlorine there all
the time as I believe it is quite corrosive (imagine a leak).
However, wouldn't it be easier to take a long iron/steel wire, coil it around
the heater on one end and bury the rest of wire into the substrate. Also,
multiple wires can be used to evenly distrubute the heat.