I'm sorry, I'm just a little frustrated at this point.
I keep being told to search. I have. I have searched multiple times and read through a TON of tank journals. And while a few do have overhead shots of the heater, it is not clear how they are mounting the heater (or not), or what it might be touching under the water. My question has yet to be answered.
I have searched, a LOT, multiple times. I spent all evening yesterday reading tank journals again, convinced that since everyone was acting as if I were lazy that I must have missed something obvious. I'm sorry, I don't see it. I have yet to see someone say "well this is how I made this work in this tank." It isn't there, or if it is I have missed it more than once now. If it is please direct me to where you found it in 10 minutes. I missed it somehow. This exact heater I bought because it was mentioned in a tank journal for hte Fluval 5 as a good option. But I can't make it work, obviously I'm missing something.
Not trying to be rude, I appreciate any and all help and realize many folks come to forums and do not read old posts. But I've read them and I still have questions. Sending me back to those old posts doesn't help at this point, they left me with questions.
I'm just hoping one or two of the many folks actually keeping the Fluval 5 would read this and respond: "see my journal here, here's *how* I made it work with X heater."
Why the "all in one" tank manufactures don't just include a heater that fits their setup, in their setup, I will never understand.