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AW: How cold is too cold?
in nature many killies live in ponds which get hot at day and cool down a
lot at night. If you buy small heaters and run them over a automatical time
switch, you could imitate this aspect of nature. I did that during some
time. It was totally fine. You need to watch out though when temperature
rises in spring /summer but that would normally not make too much a
difference in a basement where temperatures dont switch as much as under the
roof where I live.
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> Von: owner-killietalk at aka_org [mailto:owner-killietalk at aka_org]Im
> Auftrag von Andrew Roberts
> Gesendet: Freitag, 31. Januar 2003 21:03
> An: killietalk at aka_org
> Betreff: Re: How cold is too cold?
> Thanks for all of your helpful responses. I think you've convinced me
> to invest in some smaller heaters. As it stands, I tend to run smaller
> heaters on my existing tanks - particularly planted tanks with lots of
> I didn't realize that one could get heaters in sizes <50 watts, but my
> local mail order outfit here in Canada has got 25W "Thermal compact"
> heaters by Hagen (CAD 19.99) and Visi-therm (CAD 37.99 -- ouch). These
> are the submersible type, which I prefer as you don't have to worry
> about very large gaps in the tank cover. They even had one as small as
> 7.5 W, but it doesn't appear to be thermostatically controlled.
> Andrew Roberts, Richmond Hill Ontario
> royalwulff at sympatico_ca
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