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SinCrisis 12-16-2008 03:58 PM

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...

Nudist 12-16-2008 04:37 PM

i do on 4 different tanks and have never had a problem.


taylorg 12-16-2008 04:59 PM

never had a prob with mine

Cody 12-16-2008 07:32 PM

Oh, there is another choice? I thought all were submersible... oops! :-)

I use them on all my tanks.

aunt kymmie 12-16-2008 07:47 PM

Yep, never had a problem with any of the four I use.

jeaninel 12-16-2008 10:19 PM

All of mine are fully submersible. Only way to go IMO.:-)

iamntbatman 12-16-2008 11:42 PM

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.

Tyyrlym 12-17-2008 06:48 AM

I love my Stealths. With a black background they just disappear.

1077 12-17-2008 07:10 AM

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.:-)

Tyyrlym 12-17-2008 07:20 AM

One of my pet peeves is vertical heaters. I see them and have to bite my tongue.

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