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Old 03-06-2013, 09:31 PM   #1
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how to attach heater to trash can

I just bought a heavy duty 32 gallon trash can to mix salt in I was tired of using 5 gallon buckets.

I bought a 200 watt tetra heater
And I guess the flow keeps knocking it loose.

How can I make the heater stay where I want it. I don't want to do any modifications to the trash can.
for example no gluing it to it lol

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Old 03-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #2
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In my mixing container I just let it hang in there
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It will float and move, around that won't hurt anything?
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Mine just floats in my mixing tank.
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Ok I will just let it do its thing then lol
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I was figuring I needed it at the bottom so it would heat good
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Nah. You have a pump at the bottom for circulation. It'll do fine.
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Ok cool. its going to make water changes so much easier. I could only do about 4 gallons at a time in a 5 gallon bucket.
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Ok checked on it. It come off side and the tip of the bottom where the rubber protector is was sticking above surface. Bad right?
I was wondering if I can use a piece of string or something and tie the bottom to my pump. It would have to be something.that would withstand the heat.of the heater

Right now I wedged it between the pump and the trash can I just hope it doesn't melt anything
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Probably wont hurt if just the rubber tip was float but yeah tying to the pump should be fine. It should not get hot enough to melt string or plastic.
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