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Old 03-14-2005, 01:32 AM   #1
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Is this heater submersible?

I got a heater from a friend who bought a 29 gallon tank at Wal-Mart. It came with the heater in the picture. Anyone know whether it's submersible or not? It has a water line on the back, but it doesn't say whether it's a maximum or a minimum line.

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Old 03-14-2005, 01:33 AM   #2
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:03 AM   #3
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Your best bet is to find out who made the heater and then contact them directly. From my understanding is that most heaters now a days are totally submersible.
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Old 03-14-2005, 02:08 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, I don't have the box. I only have the heater. I was hoping someone would recognize the heater and be able to say one way or the other.

( And this thread seems to indicate that Wal-Mart has package both submersible and nonsubmersible heaters with their tanks: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/viewtopic.php?t=46556 )
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Old 03-14-2005, 03:15 AM   #5
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The temperature scale looks a lot like these: http://www.marineland.com/products/c...con_vtherm.asp

The knob and housing on top look almost exactly like this: http://www.aquariumguys.com/visitherm11.html

Edit: And the back of the heater says Visi-Therm.
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Old 03-14-2005, 07:36 AM   #6
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Yes, the heater is submersible. I have the exact 29 gallon setup from wally mart and 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)
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I think you meant fully submersible. All aquarium heaters are submersible. That one is not fully submersible. I honestly think that heater is a piece of crap. I have one and it's turned up as high as it can go and it just keeps it at a stable temperature.
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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.
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Your best bet is to find out who made the heater and then contact them directly. From my understanding is that most heaters now a days are totally submersible.
sometimes that doesn't work, its a good idea, but sometimes they are snotty about it. i ordered a few "big als" specials... they were the big als brand... I called them and asked them the temp range since it doesnt have anything visual and all it had was nobs... they said "turn it up and guess..."

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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.
I had my friend dig up his box, and he called the company today. They said that it is a fully submersible heater.
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