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Lighting and Heaters Questions and comments about freshwater aquarium lighting and heaters.

 
 
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Old 04-22-2009, 05:26 PM
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can any one tell me if the heater in the tank ever burns the fish, I often see my fish swimming close and sometimes touching the heater,my cliwn loaches almost sit on it sometimes?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:53 PM
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Default Re: heater in tank

In my experience, it depends on the type of heater. I have had the cheap glass ones that sometimes got very hot, and did burn. I now have the Marineland Stealth and that one is great. Not hot to the touch, won't shatter, and is fully submersible. The only problem is that there isn't a light to tell that it is working.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:15 PM
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Unless a fish gets stuck in contact with the heater there should be no problem....Fish are smart enough to get away from the heat of the heater.
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Old 04-22-2009, 08:07 PM
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cheers for that guys ,thats good to hear, i.m not sure what types mine are, silly me through away the boxes, but they were epencesive,even for the smaller ones,any way the good news is the fish arn,t stupid.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:58 PM
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I think they're just close by it for the warmth, and maybe your clown's are cold . Anyway, i sometimes worry about that too, but the fish seem unharmed and i trust their instincts more than mine (except with food) .
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