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    Do you think the 300w will be enough for my 100gal? Last time I bought a 300w it was a submersible Hydor. That died after 14 months and I attributed the early demise from being on alot, especially in the winter when my basement is 68*.
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    Depends on the average ambient temp of your house, or the environment the tank is in

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    In larger tanks ive always liked running two smaller heaters. Great at keeping the temp and if one fails not up a creek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Law Dog View Post
    Do you think the 300w will be enough for my 100gal? Last time I bought a 300w it was a submersible Hydor. That died after 14 months and I attributed the early demise from being on alot, especially in the winter when my basement is 68*.
    Don't look at the wattage alone....check what the manufacturer says. Different manufacturers put different limits on what their heater can handle, which is also based on the room temperature and operating temperature of the tank. Deviating from that can shorten the heater's lifespan, which always happens at the wrong time.

    The in-line hydor heater 300Watt heater is not made for a 100g tank. Per the manufacturer instructions, the 300 watt is only good up to 80g of water volume with a room temperature and tank difference of 8 degrees. With a difference of 10 degrees, you are looking at only 300 Watts for up to ~66g.

    http://www.hydor.com/eng/prodotti-te...er-filters.php

    So to be safe you are looking at buying 2 in-line hydor 300 watt heaters.
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    What if he only has one canister filter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    What if he only has one canister filter?
    Time to look for an additional heater to be in the tank as well as run an in-line heater. However, this doesn't help with his problem of the pleco touching the heater to begin with.

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    TBH, I didn't realize submersible heaters got hot enough to cause burns...seems like once the tank water is warm enough, 78F or so, the heater wouldn't have to get that hot on the surface to maintain temp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    TBH, I didn't realize submersible heaters got hot enough to cause burns...seems like once the tank water is warm enough, 78F or so, the heater wouldn't have to get that hot on the surface to maintain temp

    I check my 300 watt heaters by griping them underwater to check if they work, having the indication light is not enough. They get hot slowly to the point that you could get burned.

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    If they get hot slowly, you'd think any fish would feel it and move off (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    If they get hot slowly, you'd think any fish would feel it and move off (?)
    They should if they are awake. If they are in a deep sleep (pleco are nocturnal), then they could get burned before they wake up.

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