I'm having a issue trying to heat up my 250 gallon as of late.. I'm trying to get my aquarium to about 88 F. Why? Ich. :icon_roll Yeaahhh... ich happens to all of us once in a while, eh? It somehow managed to affect one of my fish, and now it is probably going through it's life cycle in the tank to affect others.. so now I'm going to have to try and eradicate all of them using heat..
Alright, so I'm using Jager's 300 watt heater for 264 gallons. I have a 250 gallons tank, so it's the perfect heater. But sadly, it doesn't appear to work well enough for some reason.. It's inside a filled up sump chamber area near a water pump, not all the way, but enough that the water level goes high enough that it submerges most all of the heater except the knob.. I'm guessing maybe my water pump near my heater is causing heating problems? Or maybe just having it in the sump is not effective to heat? Perhaps I should place them inside the tank instead of hiding it and using it in the sump? The heater is not old at all, it's just about two years old and it lights up when it is working. It does work to heat the tank up, just a little, but it's just simply not enough. I'm trying two jager heaters right now, but I can only get up to about 76 F.
Any thoughts and ideas on how to combat the heating issue I'm having, guys? Thanks a lot folks for deciding to help me out on this one. Appreciate it!