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JonandJo 12-05-2013 06:12 PM

heater positioning
 
Dies it matter where in the tank you position a heater?

Can it be horizontal on the back wall of the tank behind plants?

rickey 12-05-2013 06:33 PM

I mount my heaters horizontal, near the bottom, and in a high flow area.

R

jaysee 12-05-2013 06:38 PM

Makes no difference where it goes unless you have very poor circulation in the tank.

rickey 12-05-2013 06:45 PM

I mount athe bottom so I don't blow any more heaters up

R

jaysee 12-05-2013 06:54 PM

Hahaha yes if you don't turn off the heaters when you change the water then I guess it does matter. I use a powerstrip for the filters (and heaters back when I used them) so I can just turn everything off and on with the flick of a switch.

I meant thermally it doesn't matter. One can easily find out for themselves if it matters in their tank by using a thermometer :-)

Roccus 12-06-2013 06:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rickey (Post 3541138)
I mount athe bottom so I don't blow any more heaters up

R

that reply put a smile on my face this morning...as i recalled one time during a change my wife ( who was doing her usual supervising from afar) wanted to know why the heater was smoking...:shock::oops:

since that incident I also have gone to a switched power strip.. seeing as the filter has to be shut off as well so it wont loose it;s prime or be run dry...


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