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Offlinejabatheglut
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300 watt water heater...too high?
    #4104569 - 04/27/05 10:24 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

hey i just got a 300 watt water heater..for a TiT
is that too much?

or will it work?

anyone wanna trade? lol


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: jabatheglut]
    #4104575 - 04/27/05 10:25 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

300 watts to run a water heater?


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: TODAY]
    #4104619 - 04/27/05 10:34 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I have one and it works fine... But i do have a rather large TiT. It is made of the biggest sterilite tubs you can find all wally world. I dont know about a smaller TiT.


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: carl]
    #4104796 - 04/27/05 11:11 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yea carl loves large TiTs LOL :nut:

but anyway if anything it should have a temp guage on it where you can adjust to a lower temp setting. high wattage tank heaters are actually safer cuz you dont have to exhuast the heater to keep your TITs :lol: at  83 degrees.


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: idr0p]
    #4105110 - 04/28/05 12:15 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

awsome thanks idrop


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: jabatheglut]
    #4105802 - 04/28/05 04:24 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Higher power just means it has to be turned on for shorter lengths of time. This is better since elements are rated to last for x hour so in theory it should last twice as long as a 150W made with similar wire


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: blackout]
    #4105809 - 04/28/05 04:28 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I was told by an aquarium expert that the more a heater is turned on and off...the faster it will wear out.
The more steady the heater stays on...the better.

So I use 100 watt and 200 watt heaters.

The 200 watt for the winter months.

The 100 watt for the summer months.


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4105891 - 04/28/05 06:05 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Yes, 300 watts is quite a bit to have. Also all depending on the size of you TiT. I have a 25 watt, and work/heats up fine!


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4105901 - 04/28/05 06:27 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

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I was told by an aquarium expert that the more a heater is turned on and off...the faster it will wear out.
The more steady the heater stays on...the better.



Say you have a fixed volume of water and heat it to 25C with a 150 or 300W heater. It will click off once it reaches temperature and they will both stay off for the same amount of time, until it drops in temp. The only problem with turning on more times would be the switch wearing out, since are nearly all bimetallic thermal switches there is no real problem. The heating coils is usually the first to go. Well actually they usually crack or get water in them and rust up before anythings else!


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: blackout]
    #4106345 - 04/28/05 11:42 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)



I bought a 200w. On the lowest setting it was maintaining about 88 degrees F. So I took it back and got the 50w. It is turned to the half way position and now maintains 82 degrees F inside the incubator.

I think it all just depends on how much your room temp is to begin with and size of tits.


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: CLUTCH]
    #4106356 - 04/28/05 11:46 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i just got a 100watt and set it at 88F that keeps the tub at 85F for a 19gal tub


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4109509 - 04/29/05 02:54 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

That's true with the mechanical contact heaters. A lot of the heaters anymore are electronic. I believe all of the metal ones are electronic. About half of the glass ones (the better ones) are too. For good heaters, look for titanium ones (like Won Brothers), Ebo Jagers, and Tronics are good too. Believe me, a good one is worth the difference in price, and if you can't swallow it at the store, go on Ebay. Even the best ones there are no more than $20 bucks.

As far as wattage, the cheap ones WILL stick on eventually. If that 300W is a cheap one, I hope you like the tub-in-boiling-water-tub tek. They say it makes great sauteed mushrooms. Just add butter.


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: Blue Helix]
    #4109527 - 04/29/05 03:03 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

hydor makes good ones dont know if they are 100% sumurgible the guy at the store said so afoaf been useings for a month with no problems but stoped during fruiting and took his tit apart and decided it would be good to seal up the wire part a little better with sealant


***the new hydors are fully sumergible i got the older one on discount


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Re: 300 watt water heater...too high? [Re: onetime]
    #4109734 - 04/29/05 04:29 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Here is the Tetra I got at Walmart.

El Cheapo, but works so far


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