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Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles
    #3233088 - 10/08/04 02:43 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Ok, so I went out to walmart last night and bought a 7 dollar submersible fish heater to make a incubator. So I set the thing up and come home today to find its up to 90 degrees. The heater doesn't have a thermostat but says it stays around 82 or so so I got it. So far i've added more water to the under tub and put a towel on the bottom of my top tub. Does anyone else have any suggestions for what to do to keep it cool or should I just wait this out and if it doesn't work get a better heater? Thanks.


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: Shroomsbrrr]
    #3233092 - 10/08/04 02:47 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

you need a heater temp control on it return that one and exchange it say its too hot


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: onetime]
    #3233098 - 10/08/04 02:49 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Ok. Thanks


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: Shroomsbrrr]
    #3233103 - 10/08/04 02:50 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

If you don't want to get a new heater (which would be best) you can try to increase heat escape in the top tub by not covering it entirely or using a less effective insulator, like a sheet. Leave an increasingly large gap so the blanket on top doesn't cover it all until you reach desired temperature.


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: Ayrios]
    #3233115 - 10/08/04 02:53 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

or you can see if there is any type of ajustable resister that you can hook up too it i bet some one here that if good with electroincs or you r local radio shack can help you out


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: onetime]
    #3233118 - 10/08/04 02:54 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Good call.


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: onetime]
    #3233124 - 10/08/04 02:55 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Get yo' azz back to Wallyworld and return that one.. spend almost exactly 10 dollars more for the (Tetra 10-30 Gallon In Tank Heater), Not only adjustable but works great!!! Chuck it in your incubator, throw the temp gauge in the middle and see how it works.. adjust as desired.

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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: Sammy]
    #3233188 - 10/08/04 03:13 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Alright, thanks for the help guys. I think the thing is also that i'm not using big tubs, I think they're maybe 2 gallon tubs and its heating up the water really fast since there isn't that much. I don't know, but as soon as I get a ride im going to get a new heater.


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: Shroomsbrrr]
    #3233363 - 10/08/04 03:59 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Non-adjustable heater are made for a so many gallon aquarium adding more water will help. Also get that towel out of there they breed contams!!! I will always suggest (an adjustable heater) spending the extra money to cure the headache!!! I too have two 7.5 watt heaters laying around only because none of my incubators ever used 10 gallons of water! :wink: :lol: GL


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: hyphae]
    #3236982 - 10/09/04 06:30 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

A friend of mine uses one of these:


It has a remote sensor that he sets next to the jars.


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: onetime]
    #3244841 - 10/11/04 10:06 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

I seen this devise, it was a black box with one knob, you set the knob to the temp. you want to keep. on the end of the plug theres a place to plug your heater in. when the temp goes too low it turns the heater on and then turns it off when the temp is reached. it works great. but it looks old and i've never seen one of these at walmart. has anyone seen one of these?
If you find one, it will fix your troubles.


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Re: Tub-in-Tub incubator troubles [Re: petro420]
    #3244880 - 10/11/04 10:17 PM (12 years, 5 months ago)

Sure have on ebay for like 25 bucks shipped. Got two of them, the rock :smile:


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