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Old 12-02-2009, 11:42 AM   #1 
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Question Heater issue?

I just got my temporary betta tank set up yesterday and everything was working fine. The water temp. was 79/80 But today when I checked the temp. it's gone down to 70/72 which is not good! The heater is brand new, I got it from walmart - its a Tetra submersible heater and its supposed to automatically adjust the water temp to 78 Do i have to get a new one or is there something else I can do?
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Old 12-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #2 
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Try putting it on an angle. Submersible heaters have a heat sensor which tells them to stop heating when the water is at the preset temperature.

Since heat rises, the hot water will go straight up past the sensor unless there is a filter current pushing the water elsewhere. So when the hot water from the botton 'heating part' of the heater rises up, the thermostat senses it and says 'ok, turn off until the temp goes down'.

So try this for a day and if you don't see improvement take it back.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #3 
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Get a new one.
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Old 12-04-2009, 03:21 PM   #4 
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Good to know Kelly! I have mine vertical in the tanks I’m cycling and have been getting frustrated that the temp would not go above 72-74. Mine also auto adjust.
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Old 12-04-2009, 05:57 PM   #5 
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I had mine upright in a low-flow tank... it worked alright for a while but then the temp dropped and Lou came down with a bit of ich. I nipped it in the bud with some coppersafe and now I know!
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:07 PM   #6 
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Weird. I have the same Heater and I don't have a problem with it.
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:11 PM   #7 
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If your tank has enough current the hot water will be carried away on an angle rather than straight up.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:52 PM   #8 
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I have the same heater too and it works pretty good...I have mine set up horizontally near the bottom and next to filter, so that hopefully helps get the warm water spread out.

If the tank went down that much in temperature and the heater didn't kick back on then it was probably defective. Hopefully the next heater you get works much better.
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Old 12-05-2009, 12:31 AM   #9 
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Thanks so much! I have it at an angle and it works. :)
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