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OfflineLengthyFellow
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Is this fishtank heater ok?
    #3783819 - 02/15/05 04:16 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)








My question is regarding the "top" of the unit...where the AC cord is attatched. The box says it is "moisture proof" but would it be ok to submerge the entire thing in a TiT setup? or am i going to electricute myself?
sorry about the low quality pics


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3783861 - 02/15/05 04:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Mosture proof does not mean it's fully submersible.


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OfflineLengthyFellow
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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: GED]
    #3783866 - 02/15/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

thats what i figured. dammit back to the pet store.


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3783964 - 02/15/05 04:58 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

yeah wrong kind.

you want a full submersible aquarium heater.


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: Roadkill]
    #3784049 - 02/15/05 05:17 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

also the lady at petsmart told me topfin is about the worst piece of crap you can buy. I had a topfin airpump the thing was a piece of shit, didn't even pump enough air for one bubble wand, and it was supposedly for a 30-60 gallon tank. needless to say I took it back the next day


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: Damn_Skippy]
    #3784086 - 02/15/05 05:25 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

The people at petsmart probably don't know what they're talking about.


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: GED]
    #3784096 - 02/15/05 05:27 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

These might actually be cheaper than you can get in a pet store, even with shipping.
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=3948&N=2004+112984


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: metasin]
    #3784103 - 02/15/05 05:29 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

These are a lot nicer since the temperature control is on the cord not on the heater
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=8172&N=2004+112984


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: metasin]
    #3794348 - 02/17/05 06:44 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Well, not wanting to drive back to the other side of town for $13, i decided to experiment. I cut a hole into a rubbermaid about 1/4" from the bottom, in the middle of the long side. I inserted the heater just past the "indicated water level" line, and epoxy-ed it in place. Put a big steel nut-looking thing around the heater near the submerged end, so it wouldn't contact the rubbermaid above. Its been 2 days now and i have no leakage from the area around the heater, and the incubator works perfectly. The heat control is on the "top" of the pump (now sticking out of the side of the tub, so you can adjust the temp without opening or disassembling the TiT. I also made a small plexiglass window and mounted the thermometer against it (thermometer has probe at the bottom) so i can read the temps w/o opening (dont worry no light gets in). I get a constant reading of 86-87 at the bottom and 80-82 at the top...ill try to get some pictures up if anyone would like to see


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3794360 - 02/17/05 06:45 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

o yeah and no problems with melting


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3794365 - 02/17/05 06:46 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

ingenious :grin: :laugh:


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: Damn_Skippy]
    #3794413 - 02/17/05 06:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

mmmm a TIT-bomb?
lol
this i gotta see :grin:


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #3794512 - 02/17/05 07:11 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

how many watts do you think is needed to get it to 86 degrees?


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: KGB920]
    #3794521 - 02/17/05 07:13 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

my 50 keeps my 10 gallon at 86.2 and it isn't even cranked all the way


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: Damn_Skippy]
    #3794535 - 02/17/05 07:16 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

nice


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: KGB920]
    #3794878 - 02/17/05 09:17 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)





Sorry the pics are kinda crappy but the camera is low res so i couldnt zoom very much...u get the idea tho


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3794888 - 02/17/05 09:20 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

BTW it is a 50W heater...which is supposed to be suitable for a 10Gal tank. I keep it at about 75-80% power.


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3794931 - 02/17/05 09:26 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

looks cool.. good thinking!

let us know how if it holds up!


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: Minimalist]
    #3796963 - 02/18/05 04:15 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Its not quite a "tit-bomb" as the heating element is not contained...but the ability to be able to check the temp and adjust the heater w/o losing heat through loss of insulation seems very beneficial.


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Re: Is this fishtank heater ok? [Re: LengthyFellow]
    #3797130 - 02/18/05 05:21 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Get a fully submersible heater. I put up a post a few minutes ago, damn thing broke and shocked the SHIT out of me. It's worth it and a 300watt heter is only 35 bucks at petco.


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