Heater Malfunction

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  1. Todd_Sails

    Todd_Sails Giant Squid

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    Yep, agreed, should be no prob.
     
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  3. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    Where did you order your heaters from. Same thing just happened to me two days ago and now my tank is at 72-73deg. Being I have a 300gal tank none of my LFS carry that high watt of heater. And what size should I order? The one I had came with the tank, so I have no clue what size it was.
     
  4. mdbostwick

    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Ordered from Amazon. I really am not sure on what wattage you would need. I bought 2 300 watts but my return has 40 feet to travel to my DT. I have been running 2 heaters for a while now and figured i might as well have a backup.
     
  5. CBSurfrider

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    Thanks! I signed up and ordered a Catalina Titanium 500W off Amazon.
     
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    mdbostwick Vlamingii Tang

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    Received the 2 300w heaters yesterday, gotta love amazon sunday delivery, which i am slowly bringing my temp back up to 78. The second one also heated my WC water up very quickly making my WC process a lot quicker. :)
     
  7. Av8Bluewater

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    Make sure you put that heater on a controller like Apex. I killed my last tank with that heater. I was using the built in thermostat which will eventually malfunction..so don't trust that thing.
     
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  9. CBSurfrider

    CBSurfrider Millepora

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    Awesome(sarcasm), good looking out Av8!! And is that one of those Snufalufagus Tangs in your Avi? I've been trying to get my hands on one of those for years!!
     
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  10. Av8Bluewater

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    It is.. It's a special cold water species I caught by hand while I was in Alaska hunting wolverines.
     
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    ha ha you should have said with your mouth you caught it..

    made me laugh
     
  12. mdbostwick

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    Were you hunting wolverines for meat or for the thrill!?!