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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Time to pull the heaters

Cali is warming up already, time to pull the heaters out of the tanks!

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 05:48 AM
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Here in Atlanta its still a little chilly so im jealous of you !
In another month i will pull the heaters and also place my emersed stuff outside, got to save that electric bill ..... to buy more fish stuff lol

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Lucky you! When I was in class today, it was raining HAIL! First time I've seen hail. It's quite chilly down here.

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Warming up in Minnesota too. Our high today was around 37. Shorts and Tee shirts for us once it hits around 50.
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post #5 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 06:24 AM
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Cali is warming up already, time to pull the heaters out of the tanks!
You use heater in California? I live in the bay area and haven't use a heater for a while. Even mid-winter all my shrimp are enjoying it.
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Its finally heating up in Western NY but I was in Tshirts and shorts throughout winter ;D
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How much electricity do heaters use if they don't have to actually run but are plugged in.

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post #8 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 02:07 PM
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None. They only kick on when the water temp goes below a certain degree that YOU set.

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 05:54 PM
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What's the purpose of removing them if they don't come on during warmer weather? What am I missing?
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post #10 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 05:55 PM
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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 07:26 PM
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I haven't run heaters in any of my tanks since I set them up. Most of mine are in the bedroom though where I work so the heat from the laptop, TV and work light keeps things rather toasty in here
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i dont use heaters and i only run 2 on fish tanks my bn/ guppy tank and the angel tank. most of my tanks stay at about 70 so im good
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What heaters?!
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post #14 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 10:29 PM
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Yep no heater on my shrimp tank either. Then again my apartment's heat is messed up. Been set at 45 all winter but it stays around 70 lol. Now the fan run by my reefkeeper is awesome. Staying at 68 with only a .2 degree temp change.
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post #15 of 26 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 10:51 PM
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If u live in Chicago, u need a heater!!!!!!! just sayin...
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