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post #1 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question Heater Guard

Hey again . I just want a short answer on this one please. Do i have to have a heater guard as my fish or shrimp do not seem to be getting hurt by the heater but it is usually recommended so i ask. thank you


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post #2 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 09:10 AM
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To be honest I have never seen anyone use one, and I have only seen a single heater brand come with one (Fluval).

I'm going to say not needed.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-15-2012, 09:32 AM
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Agreed, unless you notice a fish with white skin patches (NOT ich), hanging close to the heater and getting fried, then not needed.

I have inline heaters anyway so kind of irrelevant to me anyway

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post #4 of 7 Old 02-16-2012, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys one of my rams does have a small white patch not spot but she does not usually hang around the heater so is this ok?


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post #5 of 7 Old 02-16-2012, 12:21 AM
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They're useful for large fish that can break heaters.

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-16-2012, 12:22 AM
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can you post a picture if at all possible?

10g Fry / Hospital / QT tank (as needed)

75g Saltwater Reef, Ocellaris Clownfish, Lyretail Antias (baby), Lemon damsel, Longtail Fairy Wrasse, purple dottyback, snails, crabs and a few LPS corals.

220g Still sitting empty (come on Lottery I need the numbers to come up!)
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-16-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah ill try to but i don't have my camera right now ill post one as soon as i can. she seems to be fine though. And she does not hang about the heater a lot. ill post a pic as soon as i can.


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