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RE: heaters (was: Hard water)
Thanks for the info. I'm learning more about heaters than I realized.
Typically, I use Visitherms (50 and 100 watt models) in my tanks (10 and
20 gallons). I find that the extra expense for a submersible heater is
worth is since I can drop the water level in the tanks to help contain
"jumpy" species, and that the cat and kid can't get at it to mess with
the settings. I also kind of like the fact that the scale is printed on
the heater, so I can see what temperature I'm adjusting it too, and they
are reasonably accurate.
I've tried cheaper heaters in the last 5 years or so, and I haven't been
terribly impressed with their initial quality or longevity. However, I
will have to take a look at them again in light of this discussion. Of
course, heaters will be mostly a moot point once the fish room is done
(this fall I think), since I will keep that room warmer than the rest of
Now, if I could just find a cheap way to keep all the ponds a toasty 70
F over our cold Ohio winters....
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