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Old 02-18-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Having heater problems

Hey what's up guys. Yesterday my heater broke and I went out to get a new one. 200 watts. It's been I my tank since last night and it's still not at my desired temp. Should I be worried. I mean it is warming up, it took the tank from 72 too 76 but not more.

How much time should I give it Before returning it!?
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The indicator light turns on and off. As of the heat is where it's supposed to be but it is not
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:51 AM   #3
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How many gallons is your tank
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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How many gallons is your tank
It a 55 gallon tank.
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Hmm it should work fine maybe the brand or where its placed I. The tank I like to put mine by my power head so that it flows thru the tank
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Hmm it should work fine maybe the brand or where its placed I. The tank I like to put mine by my power head so that it flows thru the tank
Yeah I have it the same infront of the power head . I mean it is warming the tank, just not as fast as I Thought it would. The brand I have is MARINA 200 watt w/ temp control
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Thanks you by the way
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:37 PM   #8
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You could try adding some warm water(not hot), dechlorinated of course. This might involve a small water change, 5-10ltrs. This should raise the temp by a few degrees, then see if the heater maintains that temp. You'll then know if your heater is working ok....
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You could try adding some warm water(not hot), dechlorinated of course. This might involve a small water change, 5-10ltrs. This should raise the temp by a few degrees, then see if the heater maintains that temp. You'll then know if your heater is working ok....
Aaaaahh I see what you saying. Ill give that a shot. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:14 AM   #10
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Yea that works too then the heater most likely keep that temp in the water
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