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Old 11-19-2011, 10:59 PM   #11
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You'll probably need to turn it down a bit. Mine is set on 74 but keeps the tank at 78. They're always off a bit.
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Will do. Going down right now.
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:44 PM   #13
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my aqueon 150 isn't dead-accurate as far as what the actual temp is and what the dial says...also, as was mentioned before, a tank heater is like a furnace in a home. Will turn on/off multiple times quickly (relatively speaking) to maintain the heat setting to avoid swings in temp.
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It says on the box "Accuracy with +/- 1 Degree". Mines at 74 and keeps it around 78-80...
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did you wait 30min before pluggin it in?
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It's accurate to +/- 1 degree. It's just not accurately calibrated. It keeps it within a degree where it's set, that's where the accuracy is.
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Wait why was I supposed to wait?
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Wait why was I supposed to wait?
It doesnt matter, a 5 degree temperature swing between what you have it set to and what its actually heating to means that heater is defective. Return it now before the thermostat completely malfunctions and you will wake up to a fish fry!!
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Really?? I'll take it back then.
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I really don't think it's defective. When you look at the large number of people who report identical scenarios (including myself) where the heater has to be set lower, but it remains constant, it's just a simple calibration issue. Every heater I've owned has been this way, minus the titanium heater with an external controller. I almost guarantee that if you exchange it, you'll get the same results with a new one. There are some heaters that you can calibrate, as most all companies recognize that the internal thermostat is usually a few degrees off.
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