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using non-submersible heaters
    #3358203 - 11/14/04 02:11 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Has anyone had any success using the non-submersible type of aquarium heater (the type that is supposed to clamp on to the top of a fishtank) for heating either a TiT or a PMP?


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Re: using non-submersible heaters [Re: Ferment]
    #3358232 - 11/14/04 02:17 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

you prolly could do something, but submersible is so easy!


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Re: using non-submersible heaters [Re: dobinky]
    #3358248 - 11/14/04 02:20 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

It's not worth the trouble.. Obviously you can't just have it hang over the edge.. so you would have to do something like cut a hole in the bottom, stick the heater in so the controller was on the outside, and then seal it up with silicone... It just wouldn't be worth the hassle of potential leaks etc.


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Re: using non-submersible heaters [Re: dobinky]
    #3358255 - 11/14/04 02:21 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I ask for reasons of economy. I wanted to pick some up tomorrow, and the submersible ones around here are upwards of $40, while there are non-submersibles for ~$10. Ordering over the internet, the price difference effectively disappears, but I wanted to do it quickly. Speaking of which, are there any submersible heaters you guys have regularly seen for sale online (cheap) that you would recommend?


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Re: using non-submersible heaters [Re: Ferment]
    #3358321 - 11/14/04 02:34 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

If this is for a tub in tub, you really want one with an external thermal sensor. It's the only way to properly regulate the temperatures in the inner tub in a lot of cases. If you get a heater that has the thermostat built into the body of the heater, it will only be paying attention to the water temp, and may not heat your incubation tub to the right temps.

You can probably set the heater to a higher setting until you get it right, but it's still less than desirable. If ambient conditions change, you will have to change the setting. With an external temperature sensor, you stick that into your incubation tub, and the heater heats the water until the temperature in the 2nd tub is correct - nomatter what.

150W for $18.49 + S/H

Shipping to me is 8$, so $26.50 total.. Not bad.


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Re: using non-submersible heaters [Re: discman1]
    #3358447 - 11/14/04 03:08 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

50 gal.-200 watt submersible at walmart for $22.00!!!


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