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Old 01-06-2010, 01:38 AM   #11
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I see what you were saying now, if he doesn't fix the problem at hand then when it happens again it will just be another heater working against the cooling fans, if all he was to do was add a second heater.
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I don't see where adding a second heater is a big deal. It's not like the problem happens every night. I'm thinking it was just a fluke. Sure... best thing is the fix the problem, but it also seems to make sense to put in place a backup system (2nd heater) in case it happens again.

During the summer, when I run a fan across the top of my tank, the heaters will often come on. But I have enough heating capacity to "overpower" the fan's cooling capacity so it's no big deal - no big humidity problem, no huge power bill.
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Two small heaters is typically not a bad idea, in my opinion. However it also doubles the chance of a heater sticking in the "on" position, which is bound to happen sooner or latter. Then the next thread will be titled "Temp rose to 95-degrees." Luckily I don't have to worry about heaters sticking on anymore because my Apex controller is programmed to cut power to the heater and halides once the tank goes over 82.5
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