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Old 12-16-2008, 04:58 PM   #1
 
submersible heaters?

Hey i was wondering how many people use submersible heaters and actually submerse the entire heater in the water? I'm kinda worried about the heater springing a leak and electrocuting all my fish...
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Old 12-16-2008, 05:37 PM   #2
 
i do on 4 different tanks and have never had a problem.

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Old 12-16-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
 
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never had a prob with mine
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:32 PM   #4
 
Oh, there is another choice? I thought all were submersible... oops!

I use them on all my tanks.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:47 PM   #5
 
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Yep, never had a problem with any of the four I use.
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Old 12-16-2008, 11:19 PM   #6
 
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All of mine are fully submersible. Only way to go IMO.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:42 AM   #7
 
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I only own one non-submersible heater, and it's definitely more of a pain than the submersible type. I don't like the screw clamp that holds it onto the edge of the tank, and I don't like that I have to unplug it every time I do a water change. Submersible avoids these problems and also gives you more flexibility in heater placement. Finally...the non-fully submersible ones could break just like the submersible ones and expose your fish to loose current just as easily, so there's really no advantage to non-submersible there. If you're worried about breakage, get a shatterproof heater like the Stealth.
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Old 12-17-2008, 07:48 AM   #8
 
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I love my Stealths. With a black background they just disappear.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:10 AM   #9
 
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I use them in five tanks with no complaints. I mount them to the glass near the bottom and center of the tank horizontally to get better heat distribution.
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Old 12-17-2008, 08:20 AM   #10
 
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One of my pet peeves is vertical heaters. I see them and have to bite my tongue.
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