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Jessica.. this style heater is for a constant height tank.. use the submersible or L shape type for fluctuating tank.
Aes.com seems to be an energy company website. Can you point me in the direction of where you got this heater, we are having some unseasonably cold nights and I need to get one ordered =) Thank you for the good advise you share, it really does help!
Thanks for the info Rob...
I do love this heater, it works great, keeps clean, and looks appropriate for the job. this 100 gallon tank was connected to a UVI mini system, filters etc. with a total volume of around 700 gallons. ... i also had to use one of my heaters, built in-line, going into the raft.. between the two, it stayed at the 65 degrees i had it set to.
...it was this heater i was waiting to be delivered, that i had to come up with the DIY
for your system, you would have to go with the 5500 watt at 240v ...maybe two or three... FT, raft, sump, etc.
FTR.. i have one of my full size setups (1000 gallon FT, 2000 gallon rafts) on a 2000 watt heater keeping cozy at 65 ...But, my tanks are in a well insulated tank room... which makes a HUGE difference.. not to mention the reduction in condensation in the greenhouse.
...i will admit, we did not have a typical "winter" in Texas at all this year. i only ran the LP heater in the greenhouse twice, then quit running it just to see how it would do... on the coldest night, it was 30 degrees, the main greenhouse was at 42 and the mini greenhouse was 54 (with the 1000 watt light running all night in the mini) but thats it, no real heater... i doubt i could count on that working if the cold lasted more than 6 to 8 hours, but until its going to be that kind of night, im going without.
-dont bother trying to heat above 65... if thats the minimal comfort zone, then thats all mine get.
... they eat everytime, and the readings are ideal.
-insulate the tanks if you can. i wrap 3/4" R-board around mine, and cover them with teck foil.
keep up the good work, keep us posted on progress, and let me know if i can help in any way.
Hey Rob, so u like this type of heater better than your DIY heater setup?? How much water r u heating with this heater and what temp r u able to maintain?? I have been using the DIY setup and have a hard time keeping temps up when it gets cold at night,,,
1800 watt heater from AES.com. by far the best heater ive ever used.
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