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Old 12-26-2004, 04:00 AM   #1
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heater question

is a 100w 115V 60Hz heater too much for a 10 gal tank?
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Old 12-26-2004, 04:10 AM   #2
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Old 12-27-2004, 04:33 AM   #3
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Not at all. The only potential problem is, if the heater ever sticks in the "on" position, it will overheat the tank very quickly. I'd make sure I had a very high quality heater...Ebo Jager, Won Pro Heat, or equivalent.
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Old 12-27-2004, 05:36 PM   #4
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what do you mean sticks in the on position? don't you leave it on all the time? or do you mean it stops regulating and just keeps going?
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Old 12-27-2004, 06:44 PM   #5
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It stops regulating and doesn't shut off when the set temp is reached. Cheap heaters are much more prone to do this due to the inferior contacts used in them. A 100 watt heater, stuck in the "heat on" position, will fry a 10g tank quickly. That's why I'd be sure to go with something that is good quality.
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Old 12-27-2004, 08:13 PM   #6
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its made by "all glass aquariums" it came with my 29 gallon tank, but i use my 29 for goldies so it doesnt need the heater. is all glass aquariums a good brand?
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Old 12-28-2004, 12:57 AM   #7
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For aquariums, they're decent. I don't think they make heaters, so its some rebranded unit. Probably only average quality.
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No just make sure you adjust it correctly so you dont boil your fish!
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:59 PM   #9
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replying to my own post earlier I was heating up some of my RO water in a 5g bucket and I took the heater out to put back in my sump and it exploded and sent the sump turning blue and I nearly killed my fish and myself noting unplug the heater before you transfer it!
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Old 12-29-2004, 05:29 PM   #10
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oh man! so sorry to hear about that! i'll definately keep that bit of advice in mind!
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