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Old 02-02-2008, 12:10 AM   #11
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Ok I just thought of something. Kinda of related to the threads first question somewhat.(not trying to thread jack) Most people keep there heaters in the sump if they have a sump. The sump has a much smaller amount of water so wouldn't the heater heat that small amount of water much faster than if it was in the main display. So the setting of the heater in the main will be different than the setting of the heater in the sump to control the temp of the main displays water. Hope I am making sense. My sumps Mag7 will turn my tanks water volume over about 10 times per hour so really what I am asking here is
what should I expect to see happen when I get things setup with my heater in the sump here in the near future If I don't adjust the heaters setting should I be ok. Maybe I will buy a seperate thermomoter for the sump itself
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:26 AM   #12
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I'll let you in on a little secret fijiwigi. The pumps in my sump stay warm enough that a heater is not even warranted. By the way, I replaced my Mag 7 with an old Catalina 1800, which was what my skimmer came with originally. Since then, my temp has been maintaining between 81-83 degrees 24 hours so far. I use a big temp guage so I can see if from a distance.
You're right. The sump is such a confined area that things can heat up rather quickly. If I were more handy, I would plumb the pumps to run external, but my luck they would leak and it would be a disaster and my wife would kill me.
Some people have the knack to do it, while others' have to pay to have it done.

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Old 02-02-2008, 01:23 AM   #13
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Some people have the knack to do it, while others' have to pay to have it done.
Yeah I am definately the type that has to pay to have it done for sure. I do try to do most things at work I usually make the problem worse by trying to fix it and then have to call the repair guy to get it fixed right I am succussfull about 70% of the time Thanks for the input Salttanker
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:25 AM   #14
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I use a big temp guage so I can see if from a distance.
Where do you get a big temp gauge from that you can see from a distance
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Old 02-02-2008, 01:30 AM   #15
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Here's the one I got below:

http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...41&pcatid=3841

It's a lot easier than looking at the strip on the side of the tank. Plus it's digital, so there is no way to look at it wrong. lol

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