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question about heater..
Old 11-15-2008, 09:52 AM   #1
 
question about heater..

guys, i have a 20G rubbermaid container (plastic) that i used to age the water for my discus tank.. and i put a heater that (can heat up to 100G)..

now my question is:
will it be ok if i put the heater on the bottom of the plastic container? my only concern is that, the heater might burn the bottom of the container and might make a huge mess..

what do you think guys?
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:01 AM   #2
 
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I think it would depend on the heater. I have Stealth heaters and I'm sure they wouldn't be able to burn through plastic.
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Old 11-15-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
 
if you have any concern about it at all, put a board of anykind, even a cut off broom handle across the top of the container and tie the heater cord to it where the heater hangs in the middle of the water, not touching anything.

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Old 11-15-2008, 10:58 AM   #4
 
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What a simple, obvious solution. Thanks, Steve!
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:07 AM   #5
 
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I think it would depend on the heater. I have Stealth heaters and I'm sure they wouldn't be able to burn through plastic.
thanks for the response.. appreciate it.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:08 AM   #6
 
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if you have any concern about it at all, put a board of anykind, even a cut off broom handle across the top of the container and tie the heater cord to it where the heater hangs in the middle of the water, not touching anything.

Steve
wow.. what a practical way! 5 stars on this idea.. hehehe.. i will do this right away.. thanks guys!
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:41 PM   #7
 
your very welcome, glad i could help.

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Old 11-16-2008, 10:48 AM   #8
 
hi, i'm back! with different question..

my filter keeps siphoning the sinking pellets that are for my fish.. there's a lot of food that are going inside of the filter and the fish end up small food for them. how do i prevent this?

P.S. consider my english..
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:50 PM   #9
 
Feed away from filter since sinking pellet and slow down the filter with adjustable knob on the filter if HOB.
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Old 11-16-2008, 03:06 PM   #10
 
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Feed away from filter since sinking pellet and slow down the filter with adjustable knob on the filter if HOB.
if the filter is not adjustable, being you should only be feeding enough food for them to eat all of it in about 3 minutes, i would guess turning the filter off while they are eating and then turn it right back on wouldnt hurt anything. thats just my guess though, if anyone sees a problem with that please correct me.

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