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Old 10-16-2008, 07:50 PM   #1
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Submersible heater

I have a submersible heater in my 14gal biocube that I relocated to the back compartment were the powerhead is located instead of looking ugly in my tank. Is it okay if it's not fully submerged and sticking out like 2 inches?
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:14 PM   #2
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look at the heater, itself. they usually have an area that indicates..."min water level"

which means that, from that point down should be under water.

my personal preference is to put it as close to the bottom of the tank as possible due to heats tendency to rise. i beleive that you get more uniform heating this way.

i could be wrong, so if any1 cares to correct me...please do.
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Old 10-16-2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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Yeah I ended up seeing it. It was half an inch below that line. As ugly as it is I didn't want to chance it. I decided it to put it back into the main part of the tank.
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Old 10-17-2008, 04:24 AM   #4
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I run 3 heaters on my tank and they are in 3 different sumps.

You could look and see if you can find a shorter heater with the same power.
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