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Old 09-22-2004, 12:12 AM   #11
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as i understand it, if one (we'll call it 1/2 power) heater sticks on, it won't raise the temp nearly as drastically as if one full power heater sticks on.

so in my case, a 100w heater sticking on won't fry my tank but a 200w one would.

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Old 09-22-2004, 08:37 AM   #12
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A 100 watt heater will have trouble overheating your tank. A 200 watt heater can overheat your tank in a matter of hours and you might not have time to notice & react. If you have two smaller heater there's very little chance of them both sticking on at the same time.

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Old 09-22-2004, 08:40 PM   #13
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Got it. I wish I was using 2 smaller one's now.

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