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Re: Substrate Heating

The heat goes down because you use reverse flow UGF.

I'm thinking of mounting my ballasts underneath my tank although the ballast
with these new 55W CF doesn't get as hot as the lamps themselves do.


>Date: Mon, 12 Jul 1999 06:56:25 -0400
>From: Adam Weingarten <javablue at concentric_net>
>I'm about to set up a new 72 gallon tank and I was considering if it would
>make sense to heat the substrate in some way.  I don't like the idea of
>substrate heating cables because having live wires in my tank just doesn't
>seem like the safest thing in the world. Ihave read up on the udea of using
>a ugf with a heater in the uplift tubes to destibute the heat. I was
>confused about this alternative because I failed to see why the heat goes
>down into the subtrate instead of merely going out up the tube. Are there
>any other ways of heating the subtrate that are generally accepted?