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Re: how to heat tiny tanks?
I would think that if you could put the containers in a small room
or closet as Wright suggested, the best way to heat it would be one of the
inexpensive ceramic element space heaters. Even if you can only put the
containers on shelves along one stretch of wall, this type of heater is
highly directional and can be faced to mainly heat one area of an otherwise
very cold, drafty room. All department stores, like Wal-Mart, K-Mart, and
Target sell them (especially during this season- you may find sales). I
used to have a completely uninsulated apartment, and even here in South
Florida, it can get pretty cold in winter. One space heater in the living
room (where my fish were) and one in the bathroom made things quite
comfortable. Most have adjustable rheostats so you can set the temp to
where you want it, even if you have to experiment a little at first to get
it right for your conditions. Ceramic element heaters are much safer than
the old metal coil heaters and use much less electricity. Good luck.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Karpa-Wilson" <dkarpawi at indiana_edu>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Sunday, November 19, 2000 9:17 PM
Subject: how to heat tiny tanks?
> I've had a hard time keep time keeping my little fry tanks warm now that
> the weather has cooled off here. Does anyone have any good suggestions
> for keeping them warm without cooking them? They're in 1.5 G shoeboxes.
> Doug Karpa-Wilson
> Department of Biology
> Indiana University
> Jordan Hall
> 1001 E. 3rd St.
> Bloomington, IN 47405
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