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Old 02-16-2005, 01:24 PM   #11
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Just imagine if that heater does do alittle extra sticking here or there the swings in temp will be fairly big. I would get a new heater ASAP and not use this Gaint heater as even a part time permamnent thing. The more I have studied about heaters the more I have learned you do not need that big of a heater. They say 50w for 10 gal you dont really need 50 w a 25w will do fine. most of these heaters are set up with a avg room temp in mind and have a optimum performance range. once you have to start adjusting it out of the performance range for the heater because its alittle too big all bets are off as to what could happen. I know I would freak If I came in and saw cloudy water and fish floating belly up. 8O

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Old 02-16-2005, 04:46 PM   #12
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Good advice. A quality heater is a relatively inexpensive bit of insurance, because heater failure is a devastating and expensive malfunction.

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Originally Posted by Menagerie
I have a 150W in my 20 gal and I have to keep the heater set at 73F, at 74F it will go to 80F
8O You should remedy the situation immediately!
What do you mean? Should I bring it back?

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