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Old 03-15-2005, 02:09 AM   #11
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...mine's been under the water for over 8 months now and not a problem with it. (except the lack of heating ability when trying to raise tank temps to 84-86 degrees)
My understanding was that most heaters have a gallon rating that assumes you aren't trying to raise the temperature more than something like 18¬įF above the ambient temperature. Maybe that's the problem.
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:11 AM   #12
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Actually mobiusnu, the heater should be more than enough to get the temps to the 84-86 degree range. When the heater is turned up 3/4 of the way it keeps the temps at around 80 or so. Turning it up the rest of the way should have kept it at least at 84 or so, not the 80-82 that my tank was reading. Its just a pos el cheapo walmart heater. I bought a marineland visitherm 150 watt heater and haven't had any trouble with it so far.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:17 AM   #13
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I bought a marineland visitherm 150 watt heater and haven't had any trouble with it so far.
Which is interesting because the Wal-Mart heater I got from my friend is some sort of Marineland Visi-Therm heater. It says Visi-Therm on the back of the heater, and the support number for the heater goes to Marineland.
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Old 03-16-2005, 03:28 AM   #14
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i have a "walmart special" 55 gal tank... it came with an all glass heater, 250w. it works quite well, its submersible, well fully submersible.

anyways that one looks pretty sketchy.
i want to get one of those 55 gals from walmart... but now i think everyone hates me cause i get some of my stuff from walmart they are a teeny bit cheaper than my lfs has tho so thats why i am thinking about getting one of those and making it my cichlid tank im just obsessed with cichlids right now
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