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Old 04-23-2004, 05:44 PM   #1
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this will prob get moved but there is hardly ever anyone in the hardware forum

anyway my question is can i turn on my heater even if my aquarium water line does not reach the heater waterline point? there is about a 1" separation between my waterline and the heaters marking line. it is the penn-plax 15" therma-flow PC Plus.
will i risk any damage?

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The markings are there for safety. The heater may warm up too much outside the water and crack--major damage to your finned friends.


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it depends, at the bottom of your heater there is this coil part, that part must be totally submerged, otherwise you're fine
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