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Re: KillieTalk Digest V5 #53
Actually he was talking $20 Canadian, which might not be a bad price, but
depending on where in Canada, the sales tax might take care of that.
According to the Bank of Canada, $20 Canadian comes to $13.08 U.S.
>From: "Nick Ternes" <woodland_gardens at hotmail_com>
>Reply-To: killietalk at AKA_Org
>To: KillieTalk at AKA_Org
>Subject: Re: KillieTalk Digest V5 #53
>Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 16:03:30 -0600
>You might be able to find those thermal compacts cheaper than $20. I pay
>$16 at a lfs that tends to be slightly expensive on some of their dry
>goods. Check www.drsfostersmith.com. They might have them. I have 2 of
>them and other than being hard to adjust, they work well and I haven't had
>any problems with them getting stuck etc. Just play with them a little bit
>and get your temperature before the fish are in. Like I said, they are a
>little hard to adjust and I tend to set it too high or too low the first
>Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 15:03:21 -0500
>From: Andrew Roberts <royalwulff at sympatico_ca>
>Subject: 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.
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