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Old 03-03-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
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Heater suction cups...well they suck

My aquarium/sump heaters aren't too bad with their suction cups but the one I used in the pail or tub for PWC's just don't cut it. Is there a way, like magnetic veggie clips to use magnets with heaters? Would it mess with the "workings" of the heater? Is something available or should I look into a DIY?

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not sure what your asking... you use a heater in the tub/pail when you do a PWC??
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I never worried about where the heater was affixed in the Pail or tub for water changes. Just drop it in there. No worries.
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I use a heater in my rubbermaid container to bring the water up to the same temp as the DT but the suction cups, I guess because of the curved surface, always fail and the heater just bumps against the power head I use to stir.

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Old 03-03-2011, 11:06 AM   #5
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im still lost on what a heater has to do with a PWC....

NVM we posted at the same time...


am i crazy for just using the hot water from my house faucet?

in that case.. what about gluing a magnet to the back of the heater and use another mag on the outside of the bucket... should work. i cant see it interfering with the workings of the heater...
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Andrew, when doing a PWC I use a rubbermaid container filled with RO/DI water. I use a powerhead to keep salt mixture stired and mixed and a heater to bring it up to the same temperature as the DT water.

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ahhh stupid me... SW!!!! AHHHH HA!!! makes sense now.... guess i should really check the forum title when looking at the main page of this site huh?

sorry guys... but anyway in that case. i believe a magnet would be your best bet!.. well 2 magnets.. one on the heater and one on the outside of the bucket!

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No problemo...

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What's wrong with just dropping the heater in the bucket? Melting maybe? I never had a problem, but I was using a 44g rubbermaid trashcan.
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Yeah I'm using a rubbermaid trash can as well Ray. I was worried about it touching the sides and banging into the powerhead as the water swirls. I guess they are a lot more durable than I give them credit for.

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