10-18-2012, 12:48 AM
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Heater temps fluctuating
Do any of you have the same problem I have with the tank temperature? My house gets cool in winter (often down to 60F) so I have to turn up my heaters quite a bit to keep the tanks around 78-80. When its warmer, I have to turn the heaters down again or the tanks will get too warm. Sometimes its hard to predict how cold it will get overnight. Aren't heaters supposed to keep the tank at the temp you choose on the dial? Or at least close to it? I'm confused. I never know if the temp might drop at night, and my tanks will be 75, or if they'll be 81 in the morning. Its just that I don't keep my house temperature controlled, so is this normal? My house can be up to around 88 in summer before I turn on the air, or down to 60 at night in winter, as I already stated. Do you know of any way to keep these fluctuations from happening, other than cranking up the central heat in the house in winter, and having a higher propane bill than I already have? Which is outrageous as it is?
By the way, I have Aqueon heaters in my 55 gallon, and Via Aquas in my 20 and 10 gallons. Thanks!