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Old 04-18-2006, 09:39 PM   #1
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heater guard?

i just got a couple of synodontis eupterus, and i have read 2 websites so far that say a heater guard is recommended for they can easily get burned if they hide behind the heater

personally i didn't even know heater guards existed, but do you guys think that is really necessary? i would just think if the heater was hot, the fish would naturally not swim up against it (duh!) lol
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:17 PM   #2
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what kind of filter are u running, if you have a canister you can get an inline heater like hydro 100w 200w n 300w heater that doesnt even go inside your tank. regarding the guard I have no idea.
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I know some fish do not have heat pain recptors. (Before I learned this I thought the same thing as you.)

Do you have a way that you can put the heater in an area of high water flow? The extra water flow will keep the surface of the heater much cooler.
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Old 04-19-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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hmm that's very interesting hashbaz. unfortunately i do not have too high of a current in that tank, as it is only a 55 gallon with a power filter on it.

i'm thinking of just getting a heater guard in that case...seems like my best option

but it looks like all bigal's has for heater guards are for smaller heaters...mines like a little less than 300 watts i think :-/ don't have time to check now

http://www.bigalsonline.com/search/?...1=heater+guard
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Old 04-19-2006, 03:26 PM   #5
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email them and see what they say.
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intresting I didn't think about wetehr fish could feel heat pains, but then agian why would they make a guard if they couldn't, to make money thats why loll
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