Thread: fluval m200
07-18-2012, 01:53 AM #1
i was doing a cycle in my tank,the last 3 days..well my heater wasnt working and it had condensation in the tube...it was a aqueon 150w..so i picked up a fluval m200..it says submersible on the box but yet has water lines marks...max & min...so is it reall fully submersiable
07-18-2012, 01:58 AM #2
There would be no reason for water level marks on a submersible heater seems to me. What would be the purpose of that? Is this it?
Last edited by Lady Hobbs; 07-18-2012 at 02:01 AM.
07-18-2012, 02:06 AM #3
07-18-2012, 02:28 AM #4
I have a Marineland glass submersible heater. It has a Min line, but no max line.
The minimum line is there so that you at least put that much of the heater into the water. You can put it further under water, but not lesser.
I did find this thread that mentioned some pertinent info that its submersible, but the housing they use is also used in non-submersible types: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...ersible-90358/
Looks like its confirmed in the comments on the fluvalblog, and they specificially mention submersible in their product video: http://www.fluvalblog.com/product-sp...heaters-video/
07-18-2012, 02:34 AM #5Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
07-18-2012, 07:36 AM #6
Well, I currently have the same model of heater inside my 100G and i can say that it's fully submersible. They put those "water lines" because of government regulatory as said on another forum..
I contacted Fluval, and they said it was due to Canada laws, but it is submersible. so I told them they should include proper instructions.Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL
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07-18-2012, 03:10 PM #7
If there was government regulatory on these things, why don't any of my submersible have those lines? I think perhaps there is a difference in submersible than "fully submersible."
Yes, it goes in the tank in the water but is it supposed to go all the way under water when it states not to? I think if the directions say not to, then I wouldn't.
These submersibles are all a bit different, I notice. I have one that needs to be straight up and down under water. Another can be placed in any direction. Another when it heats, the light turns red and then back to green and still another it heats when the light is green and then goes to red.
ARGHHHHHH. Since I get them all mixed up, I just put them all in the corner of my tanks with the dial out of the water. Saves me from having to "remember" which is which.
07-18-2012, 03:53 PM #8
I havent had a max water line either...having cheapo tetras that have since been trashed, aquatops(cheap but so far better than tetras), and eheim jagers ( upgraded to two of these, they are nice and have auto shutoff if the water gets too low...they are just huge compared to others heaters of the same watts).
07-18-2012, 04:16 PM #9Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs
It's the same reason that there is braille on the keypads of the ATMs that you must drive to get to. They design and build one kind and use it where ever it fits.
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