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Old 04-28-2004, 11:58 PM   #1
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Proquatics Hydromatic Heaters

I have had a Proquatics Hydromatic Heater for about a year now. This week I bought another one for another tank and read the instructions. It says that it should not be submerged the entire way. It should only be submerged to the water line and vertical only. The one I have been using, I have had on an angle and completely submerged. What kind of problem could this cause? Are these not as efficent as a complete submersible since it's partially out of the water even though they're identical in appearance to the submersible type? Can I continue using them as I have been?
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:30 AM   #2
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They put that caution there for a reason. Maybe it's not completely sealed, I don't know, but I wouldn't completely submerge it is it says not to. A heater is a heater no matter how you look at it. Just make sure that water is flowing by it so that your whole tank gets heated. Don't know how accurate or precise the ProQuatics ones are. I've got an Ebo-Jager and it's pretty accurate.
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Old 04-29-2004, 06:20 AM   #3
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If you ended up buying a canadian product that could be the reason. The Canadians require that for the products to be sold up there....Contact the company and ask
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This is Petsmart's brand. I actually have 3 of the heaters now. One in each tank. I have been using them all completely submerged and on an angle. I have been pleased with them so far. I was just wondering if anyone had experience with these.
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i have a 100 watt in my SW it does say to keep it at the water level

but i keep it tilted(still at the water level)
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Old 04-29-2004, 08:50 PM   #6
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p.s

really good heater keeps my tank at a comfy 80 degrees fahrenheit
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:05 PM   #7
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Maybe I should keep it at water level just to be on the safe side. Mhaynes, do you unplug it when you do the water changes, so that the heater isn't coming on when your water level is down, or what?

p.s. what are you planning on putting in your 15 gal saltwater.
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yeah i do unplug it

uhh i want some clown(s) and live rock maybe a coral or two unlikely but i wish

people tell me 2 is ok in there but i do not agree so i am not sure what kind

maybe,....................cinnamon or ...................tomato.....................perc ula,orcelacaacacsss or a clarkii
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I've got one too, and I seem to remember the instructions saying to not allow the water to drop below the water line on the heater. So I think the line is more of a means to keep you from burning out the element by running it dry. I've hand mine partually submerged (half way up the plastic top) and have yet to have a problem. It looks like it is sealed, but really can't tell for sure.
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I just bought that one and was wondering the same thing....I think im going to take it back and get one that says its submersible just to be safe. ( I dont wanna fry my fishes.)
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