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post #11 of 14 Old 02-28-2012, 08:02 AM
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Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

I just got my heater in the mail and it's crap crap crap. It says its fully submergable in the amazon descrip but it's not. I set the temp knob to 78 but the two thermometers on my tank read 74...so I need a different one of these too T_T
Suggestions again? Plssss

What kind of heater did you get? The biggest thing is that it holds a steady temperature.
You can adjust it up and down.

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post #12 of 14 Old 02-28-2012, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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Humm ... may not want to jump to conclusions.

Most heaters are fully submersible. If it has a "fill line" on it, that's just because Canada requires it to be there.

As for temperature, if your dial has actual temperature numbers on it take that with a grain of salt. If you have it set for 78 but it holds steady at 74, bump it up to 80 and see if it holds steady at 76 ... then go from there.

Mine was like that, it's an Aquatop brand. But they had a feature where you could re-calibrate the dial. In the end, it dosen't mater as long as it holds a steady temperature (even if you set the dial to 82 for a steady 78 in reality).
Aquatop! That's the exact brand I have. I'm scared to submerge it past the fill line because what if it electrocutes my fish?? My tank has a lip though so I have to keep my water level is really low for this = too much flow from power filter. The temp has been holding steady though so I guess that's not a problem...
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-28-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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no.. the one inch of fish per gallon is complete garbage.

I wouldn't do a gourami in a tank that size. 3 sparkling gourami maybe, but that would be it for the tank nothing else at all. What are the dimensions of the tank? What is the PH of your tap water?
I was thinking of getting a dwarf pair. The tank is 20x20x13". I was going to get a dwarf pair, would that be OK? pH is around 8 but it's a new tank so this should drop a bit after it becomes more established?
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Aquatop! That's the exact brand I have. I'm scared to submerge it past the fill line because what if it electrocutes my fish?? My tank has a lip though so I have to keep my water level is really low for this = too much flow from power filter. The temp has been holding steady though so I guess that's not a problem...
If you notice on top there is a red knob. Pull that up and you can rotate the dial without changing the temp, that will allow you to recalibrate it. I believe they talk about it in the directions.

I have a 100W in a 20 gallon and it has been rock steady at 78. When I first turned it on, it was holding at 82 even though it said 78 on the dial. Popped up the red knob, changed it to 82, pushed it back down, then turned the dial down to 78, hasn't budged since.

The only problem I've had with it really is the Aquatop sticker started to peel off, so I just reached in and plucked it off.

Mine is fully under water by the way ;) Every heater that is sold in Canada has a fill line on it, it's just part of their laws, but you really can fully submerge it.
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