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ReefTrooper 02-15-2012 08:24 AM

Heater Guard
Hey again :-). I just want a short answer on this one please. Do i have to have a heater guard as my fish or shrimp do not seem to be getting hurt by the heater but it is usually recommended so i ask. thank you

Geomancer 02-15-2012 09:10 AM

To be honest I have never seen anyone use one, and I have only seen a single heater brand come with one (Fluval).

I'm going to say not needed.

Tazman 02-15-2012 09:32 AM

Agreed, unless you notice a fish with white skin patches (NOT ich), hanging close to the heater and getting fried, then not needed.

I have inline heaters anyway so kind of irrelevant to me anyway :-)

ReefTrooper 02-16-2012 12:17 AM

Thanks guys :-) one of my rams does have a small white patch not spot but she does not usually hang around the heater so is this ok?

MinaMinaMina 02-16-2012 12:21 AM

They're useful for large fish that can break heaters.

Tazman 02-16-2012 12:22 AM

can you post a picture if at all possible?

ReefTrooper 02-16-2012 12:27 AM

Yeah ill try to but i don't have my camera right now ill post one as soon as i can. she seems to be fine though. And she does not hang about the heater a lot. ill post a pic as soon as i can.

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