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Old 04-28-2014, 12:19 PM   #1
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Where to put my heater

So I have done a custom overflow in my 125 with PVC, blah blah.. Goes to the Rubbermaid tub under the tank into the wet dry filter, annnnd into the pump into the the tank!

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I want to put my heater in the Rubbermaid thing also, how the heck am I supposed to do that when everything in there is made of plastic?!? Any ideas?:/
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:06 PM   #3
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the heaters suction cups should stick to the tub. sorry if I'm reading ur issue wrong
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Old 04-29-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Lay it on the bottom, put a heater guard around/on it. Ta da!
(That's how I abuse my heaters!)

(Heater guards fit like sleeves over the heater, I think they stop fish perching on them, if I lay a heater on a bare bottom tank it has a guard on it)
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bottom or side it won't matter, i wudnt bother with the guard, its in a sump nothing alive is gonna be touching it right? (i don't bother with a heater guard in my tanks anyways) my heaters are positioned in a what works, works. kinda way
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Old 04-29-2014, 05:45 PM   #6
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heater suction cups or heater guard would be your best bet IMO. If you don't want to buy those I suppose laying it atop a ceramic plate or couple of rocks would do for a poor man's fix.
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i have the suction cups! i was just worried if suction comes loose or something! maybe ill suction cup it to a piece of glass and surround it with rocks haha
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If you are worried about it melting the plastic tub make it a bed of substrate and lay it on that. Wouldn't need it to be super thick 1 bag of aquarium rock would do the trick.
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That's actually a genius idea. Did you attend Harvard?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:58 AM   #10
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If you are worried about it melting the plastic tub make it a bed of substrate and lay it on that. Wouldn't need it to be super thick 1 bag of aquarium rock would do the trick.
thats a great idea! More surface for bb growth as well!!
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