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Old 10-22-2005, 01:25 AM   #1
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Heaters...

I just had a great thought that I'd like everyone to comment on. When getting a bigger tank and you decide on using multiple heaters to keep the temp more uniform, what is the easiest way to get the heaters set to the same temp parameter? You would think that if one is set a little different from the other, only 1 would come on and the second would stay off all the time.
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I have wondered the same thing. Some of my heaters have a temperature printed on the dial. Don't use them - they are crap.

My best suggestion is to get your water up to temperature, and then adjust both heaters so that the "heater-is-on" light is just barely on.
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Old 10-22-2005, 04:59 AM   #3
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I must tastefully disagree with the numbers printed on meaning crap comment... my ebo's have the temp printed on the dial and I hardly consider them crap . I do agree with your method though simple because not all thermastats are perfectly tuned.....
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you could.. use a small tank to tune each thermostat like a QT..
and embo's have always been great heaters, my first one didnt have numbers and such fancy stuff.. LOL
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I agree with the method of getting the temperature of the water to just where you want it and then adjusting both heaters so that they just turn on. I have two 100W heaters in my 29 gallon tank and that is the method I used. Any other way and you'll only get one heater ever turning on.
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:24 PM   #6
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I must tastefully disagree with the numbers printed on meaning crap comment... my ebo's have the temp printed on the dial and I hardly consider them crap . I do agree with your method though simple because not all thermastats are perfectly tuned.....
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I guess I do have limited experience with heaters w/ temp settings. But my tank with an Ebo Jager heater is 2*F warmer than the heater is set. And my tank with a Rena heater is 7*F warmer than the heater is set. Perhaps other heaters are more accurate.
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