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Re:DIY Substrate Heating Cables
I am currently in the process of setting up a 75G planted tank, and am
considering building a DIY substrate heating system as described in the
Dan Resler and Uwe Behle article published in the March 1995 issue of
Aquarium Fish Magazine. Has anyone out there built a system like this,
including the cables?
For about $25 I installed substrate heating cables very similar to
what you describe a little over a year ago. See my post at
I don't now how much it has contributed to my success but it seems to
be working fine. I used a 12V-5amp transformer ($11 from all
electronics www.allcorp.com) and have had no problems with it.
You may want a higher wattage transformer which you can find in the
current MPJA catalog. (www.mpja.com)
They have a 13.5V-20A transformer for $19.95 and a 13.5V-35A one for
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