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post #1 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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heater positioning

Dies it matter where in the tank you position a heater?

Can it be horizontal on the back wall of the tank behind plants?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 07:33 PM
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I mount my heaters horizontal, near the bottom, and in a high flow area.

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post #3 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 07:38 PM
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Makes no difference where it goes unless you have very poor circulation in the tank.

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 07:45 PM
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I mount athe bottom so I don't blow any more heaters up

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-05-2013, 07:54 PM
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Hahaha yes if you don't turn off the heaters when you change the water then I guess it does matter. I use a powerstrip for the filters (and heaters back when I used them) so I can just turn everything off and on with the flick of a switch.

I meant thermally it doesn't matter. One can easily find out for themselves if it matters in their tank by using a thermometer

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post #6 of 6 Old 12-06-2013, 07:25 AM
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I mount athe bottom so I don't blow any more heaters up

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that reply put a smile on my face this morning...as i recalled one time during a change my wife ( who was doing her usual supervising from afar) wanted to know why the heater was smoking...

since that incident I also have gone to a switched power strip.. seeing as the filter has to be shut off as well so it wont loose it;s prime or be run dry...

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