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Old 05-01-2011, 01:14 PM   #1
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man im having some issues ,bought a new heater when i started up
put it in my tank left it for 30 minutes,switched it on ,temp went soaring up to 38.0 unplugged it let the temp drop again set up heater to min on dial plugged it in straight up to silly degrees again
took the heater back as must of been faulty got myself an expensive one
lights have been on more than usual but not alot ,now my water wont go below 26.9 that is with heater unplugged
i live in uk and i cant believe our weather is that warm to heat up my water that much PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:19 PM   #2
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It could be a circulation problem. I'm having a problem to. I need to set it to 25 to maintain 24. I live in Scotland and I doubt the weather is to blame.
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:23 PM   #3
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Weather shouldn't effect the temperature at that high if a scale, what size tank and what's the heater rated to?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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my heater is in a juwel tank in the pump casing on the side
where you are meant to put the heaters lol
its crazing me
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:27 PM   #5
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its a 180 litre tank and the heater is rated to a 200 litre tank
all i can assume is its the lights maybe?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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Yea it shouldn't be a problem withthe heater unless it's a complete misproduction. What's your lighting?
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:33 PM   #7
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it just 2 t8 tubes standard in the juwel tank
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #8
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I put mines near the flow so the heat is circulated.
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ok will do cheers i just cant understand why my temp has sat at 26.9 allday
and the heater isnt plugged in lol
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Old 05-01-2011, 01:52 PM   #10
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ok will do cheers i just cant understand why my temp has sat at 26.9 allday
and the heater isnt plugged in lol
It's strange like. I have a bubbler and that can lower my temp at times.
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i have 2 airstones on full wack aswell ,its so confusing ,close to giving up too much hassle
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Aww god knows put some ice cube in lol.
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ha ha just did that
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ha ha just did that
Lol. My fiance came out way that. Just can't figure it out. Where abouts are you from?
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Airstones lower the temp because it adds oxygen to the water. Idk why that happens but it's part if chemistry, maybe it is the weather then. Does it match the room or outside temperature?
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well shes right it cooled down the temp ,lights are off its starting to drop
im from norwich
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Well I would put you heater next to you filter flow. It might just be reading around about the heater.
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ok will do both of those things move heater and check outside temp
thnks for your help BTW
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ok will do both of those things move heater and check outside temp
thnks for your help BTW
Your welcome.
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yah
moved heater etc and all is fine now ,thanks guys youve been a great help
now just wish my tank would hurry up and cylcle lol
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