Thanks for the information about lower wattage. I went to the larger wattage after a discussion last year at BAKA or killietalk that larger wattage heaters would go for a shorter period rather than a lower wattage running longer thus avoid great swings in temperatures an less energy usage
I was worried about temperature swings in the fish room. The fish room is outside in a converted goat barn. After insulation the room and with all the tanks running it looks like I won't be in the 30 - 40 deg. range I was worried about.
Will look into the 9" submersibles available since I plan to go to smaller tanks before the West Coast Weekend.
AKA - BKA
From: BizEcology at aol_com [mailto:BizEcology at aol_com]
Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 12:52 PM
To: KillieTalk at aka_org
Subject: Re: Heaters
Michael Zavodnik wrote:
<<Are there problems with non-submersible aquarium heaters overheating? For my
ten gallon tanks I am using one 100W 10" each tank.>>
Yes, for two reasons. First of all, if the water goes down more than an inch
or so, the heater will not accurately sense the water temp and will tend to
overheat. Second, you are using a heater designed for 20 gal of water in a
10. This means that any slight problem will be magnified, because the heater
is too strong.
For those tanks that need heaters, I only use submersible heaters.
<<** Larry **>>
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