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Old 11-29-2007, 04:54 PM   #11
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I do agree with Sadie on the actual controllers, but I have never used them. I have read bad reviewes about the controllers but the heaters have performed to my expectations.

That's good they will replace your heater marc!
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I dont use a canopy and mine stays at 78 degrees all the time. I just use a reflective dome over the lights.
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Old 11-30-2007, 06:41 PM   #13
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We just use a light fixture no hood either . However that does not protect against heater malfunction ... an addtional controller such as a heater controller or reefkeeper , or aquatroller helps back you up should your heater stay on and prevents over heating in your tank....
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I'll probably post a new topic about this, but how do know for sure what temp your tank is at?
Do you rely on the heater thermostat or digital display?
I found that the digital display of my new titanium heater is about 3-4 degrees off from a cheap plastic thermometer. So I ordered an expensive ($20) German made lab grade thermometer. It agrees with the $1.49 plastic thermometer. So I need to set my digital heater 4 degrees lower to maintain an even temperature. Otherwise my tank would be in the mid 80's.
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I rely on both my digital thermometer by coralife and my RK and set my temp on my heater to conincide with that . So in truth I run 2 thermometers on my tank
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but how do know for sure what temp your tank is at?
I always rely on a good ol' glass thermometer I float in my sump. Heaters, IME, are always off by at least 1-2 degrees.
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