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panamera 07-17-2008 10:26 PM

need balance, please help/read
I have a 150W heater for a 150L tank, and i have placed the heater inbetween the filter intake and outlet. the intake is next to it. but the outlet lets the water out on the surface so it dosnt really meat the heater. and this is all on the lef tof the heater....its set to 26C but the thermometer which is on other side of tank dosnt go any higher than 24? which means one side of tank is colder than other...

how can i get a better heat flow going?

Fat_Fender_40 07-25-2008 09:47 AM

More water flow....but make sure that the heater/temp gauge is reading right. Sometimes they can be just a little off.

Kellsindell 10-18-2008 01:42 AM

i agree with fender. how much water flow do you have in it now? but also you may want to make sure that you have enough watts for the size of you tank. i don't think a 150watt is rated for a 150g tank. i think it's more like 250 or somewhere around there. does anyone know? anyways 2 is safer than getting 1 big heater because if it sticks on(and they may) then it won't cook your tank so quick.

dallops_of_polyps 12-15-2008 10:44 PM

He said liter I believe well have to do some coversions.

toddkelly12 12-15-2008 11:04 PM

150 liters is right at 40 gallons.

SKAustin 12-16-2008 06:56 AM

Never trust the thermostat settings on an aquarium heater. I've yet to see one that's accurate. Chances are, as long as you don't have any dead spots (flow) within the system, your temperature is fairly uniform. Adjust the Thermostat by a few degrees at a time, allowing about 24-48 hours between adjustments, until your thermometer reads the desired temperature.

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