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Re: Heating cables

Date: Sun, 2 Nov 1997 21:18:37 -0500 (EST)
From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com

> I'm confused about this whole heating cable thing.  Perhaps this is
> partly just a conflict of approaches between differing schools of
> thought.


> I read on this list that UGFs are bad because they cause a current
> across the roots, which reduces something, maybe it was the develpment
> of root hairs.

Not True.  I've had wonderful success with UGF.  See my web page. 

> But others are fighting with heater cables in the hopes of generating
> current flow through the substrate.

Fighting?  Hopes?  Not really.

> And why cables?  There are heaters designed to fit to the underside of
> the tank.  This seems a lot easier to me.  They should be just as
> efficient at generating convection in the substrate.

Not True.  See my web page.

George Booth in Ft. Collins, Colorado (booth at fii_com)
Need Info?  http://www.frii.com/~booth/AquaticConcepts.htm
* Last update: 10/21/97