2 years ago #1
Philip
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Hello- I have my tank for little over a month, Went to the pet store and was advised to put the heater in my tank, never thought I needed to because the thermometer always says 74 to 78 ( safe Zone ). Question is, should I put the heater in and if so, how do I install it? should I take the rubber thing at the bottom off? Im so confused.. Can you Help?

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2 years ago #2
vicdad999999
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bump, i dont use heaters (house runs very hot), hopefully someone here knows that type. I want to say that bottom piece is to protect it from the glass wall? but not a clue, but with no suction cups attached or a clamp on top, im not sure how to mount it.

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2 years ago #3
Philip
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Thank you. . However I just called the pet store who stated that heaters are needed due to fluctuation in water temp and to prevent diseases and to keep the black thing on to pprotect thermometer from being crashed into by fish and away from the glass.. did come with suction cup but was also told that the therm can be all the way in the water. . I just don't know if I need it

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2 years ago #4
vicdad999999
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I would use it and I agree with the pet store, Keeping a stable temp is key.

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2 years ago #5
TopFish88
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Yes defo use it. My house is also very warm but I stil have one. But as a friend of mine found out don't go over the max water line or you will have some fried fish.

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2 years ago #6
TopFish88
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Don't take the rubber of the end. It should of come with some suckers that stick it to the glass put it in the corner of the tank left or right is ok. There should be a little line that says max get ur water to the line and it will do the rest it will only come on when the temp of the water drops and will go off when it's at a safe temp again.

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2 years ago #7
Philip
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im just scared to use it because, there is no gauge on it. The fish lady said just turn it up gradually. I dont know. I feel that if they have been doing fine and are playful and working out in the tank ( lil Muscles guys ) then I shouldn't risk it you know.. Idk.. Undecided

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2 years ago #8
TopFish88
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Keep the point of knob in the middle that will be fine there

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2 years ago #9
Philip
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does the red light have to be on? its not on, only if I turn it all the way

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2 years ago #10
TopFish88
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That indicates when it's heating so it won't come on if the water is at temp. Turning it all the way is telling it the water should be hotter so it is working over time to make the water really hot keep the point in the middle and it will keep your water at the right temp

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2 years ago #11
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The temperature numbers on the thermostat of submersible heaters are not usually accurate, so the best way to adjust it is with the aid of a thermometer. If the aquarium is now at a good temperature, move the thermostat so the heater just goes on. Check water temperature several minutes after the heater turns off, and make adjustments accordingly.

For once, the pet shop is right. Aquarium heaters with thermostats are intended to warm the water and also keep the temperature range within the comfort level of the fish. Different species have different temperature requirements, so be sure the heater is appropriately adjusted.

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