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Offlinepodman19
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heater problems
    #592264 - 03/28/02 10:15 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

today i tried testing out the 100 W aquarium heater i bought at Walmart to see how warm it would get my terrarium. it's 8 inches long wth no switches, just a plug. i put it in a glass vase with about 1 1/2 quarts of cold water so that its totally submerged except for the very top, and plugged it in. the little red light on it came on for about 1 minute and then it shut off. the directions say to leave it in the water 15 minutes before turning it on, and i did that also with the same results. i even made sure that it wasnt touching the glass except for the rubber suction cups. does anybody own one of these? i'm pretty sure i am using it right, the damn thing just wont stay on.


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Offlinepodman19
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Re: heater problems [Re: podman19]
    #592519 - 03/29/02 04:59 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

nobody has any suggestions? i'd hate to waste $20 on a heater for nothing


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Re: heater problems [Re: podman19]
    #592575 - 03/29/02 07:53 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I think the light comes on when its on. They have a built in thermostat, so maybe the temperature it is suppose to maintain is already achieved. If this is the case, that little glass might not supply enough heat to the fruiting chamber. Your counting on the water in the glass omitting heat into the chamber. Maybe a bigger container of water with more surface area would provide more heat for the chamber. Just thoughts. I don't use artificial heat. L8rs.


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Re: heater problems [Re: SpaceCruiser]
    #592622 - 03/29/02 09:26 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i cannot believe that there wouldnt be a temp setting... a lot of fish need different tips my heaters have a turny thing on top that lets you adjust it... i use them in my fish tanks with fish... afoaf doesnt use aqua heaters for anything but fish but all of his has turny things that let you adjust the temp


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Re: heater problems [Re: LSD_4me]
    #592663 - 03/29/02 10:48 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

i think i bought that same heater for my inncubator... i couldnt get it to the right temps and it never came on correctly. i just bought a new one a the grocery store for 12 bucks and it is 50 times better... temp ajustment and all.

you could return it... its almost a defective product... but really its just shitty.


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Re: heater problems [Re: podman19]
    #592687 - 03/29/02 11:31 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

make sure there isn't just a cap on top that you over-looked. would be quite ignotant of the company that made that heater to:

a) hardwire the thermostat to one specific temp.
b) not tell you (via the box or instructions) what that specific temp is.

hopefully you just missed that little cap that controls the thermostat setting...=)

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Re: heater problems [Re: Fosphor]
    #592749 - 03/29/02 12:57 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I agree look for the turny thing aka knob. If it has really quit,
walmart has the best return policy of any store I know.
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