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bigk_54 04-08-2008 10:44 AM

Heater Placement
My tank is 48" across by 17ish" high. I am running two power filters and two 100 w submersable heaters. From my research it says to put them under the power filters, but how far down the tank do I place them (top? middle? bottom?) Thanks! Hopefully soon I won't be a unknowledged newbie :)

Amphitrite 04-08-2008 10:55 AM

I think anywhere in the flow of the filter should be fine.. this will help disperse the heat evenly throughout the tank.

fish_4_all 04-08-2008 11:11 AM

Close to the filter but not too close to the intake. I have mine on the opposite side of the filter form the intake, maybe 3 inches away. As for how deep, the deeper the better. Protects them when you do a water change and the heaters will be working at the bottom which should be the coldest area of the tank. Laying them horizontal is not a bad thing either. Then I would place them 2 inches above the substrate to prevent fish from possible breaking them by hitting them against the substrate. It also helps prevent heating dead spots from being too close to the substrate.

herefishy 04-08-2008 11:21 AM

Any place that has water flow. Beneath the outflow of the power filters would be excellent as stated previously.

bigk_54 04-08-2008 11:45 AM

Thanks alot guys! This information is great! I was losing faith in this forum everytime I post I don't get reply's! Thank you 3!

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