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Old 10-21-2006, 01:58 PM   #11
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I tried the same thing on my all-glass heater, turning the dial down. Even at the lowest temperature, it still heated the tank to over 84F. Didn't work for me, but hope it does for you. Regardless though, I would feel much much better with a heater I KNOW works, rather than one that is faulty that I need to adjust to get to work right.

Just my opinion on that though.
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you're right DT! I tried to tinker with it but to no prevail. I turned it down all the way which I believe is like 71F and left to go lunch. Got back an hour later and temp reads 82F. I look at the heater and the light is still on indicating it is still heating the water. I guess it's time to check out Petsmart. I heard if you bring in a printed copy of their online ad, they will price match their own ad. Is this true?

I hope it is because they have their Visitherm Stealth heaters online for like $17.99.
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I bought two Finnex 150W digital, titanium heaters and love them. They had LEDs that tell you when the heat is on and when it turns off, and a LED to tell you it is working. I have only had them for about 1-2months, so I don't know how long they work.
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Would a 200 watt heater be too much for a 26G tank?
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I have this heater and it is the most reliable heater I have ever had. It is almost exaxctly dead on to where I set it and I like the temp. control on the outside as well as being titanium for salt.

http://www.marinedepot.com/aquarium_...um.asp?CartId=

Some people will tell you 200 watts is to much but I use a 200 in my planted and it stays very stable as well.
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