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Old 11-13-2013, 12:24 PM   #1 
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New Heater! Help?

Hello! I bought a Eheim jager 25W heater for my fish on Sunday and it just arrived today. The only thing is a small white plastic ring used to stabilize the thermometer at the bottom was broken when I opened the package. It already has suction cups to hold it up. Do I need the white plastic ring? If so I will have to send it back. :/ Here's a picture:

Also, the instructions for the heater says to just stick it in there and make sure it doesnt over heat/under heat. This wont hurt my fish, will it? I read somewhere a great variation in temperature can kill a betta. The temperature should adjust slowly enough with the heater that it wont hurt my fish?
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Old 11-13-2013, 02:57 PM   #2 
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I'm pretty sure the ring is only used for packaging the heater.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #3 
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Just that to keep it from radaling around in he box.
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Old 11-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #4 
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Oh gosh, I feel like an idiot. Thanks guys for your help. :)
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Old 11-13-2013, 04:27 PM   #5 
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Hey guys! So, I put my heater in the bowl, and it's huge. The suction cups won't reach the bowl size, I think if I fill the bowl to the top it will be fully submerged. It will be resting on the pebbles though. Is this okay?
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:20 PM   #6 
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It will be fine as long as you have the water up to or past the minimum water level line :)
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Old 11-14-2013, 08:21 AM   #7 
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Okay! :) Thank you very much for your help. ^_^
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #8 
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You should probably move the thermometer away from the heater so that you know that the heater is heating the hole tank, not just a pocket of water around it.
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Old 11-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #9 
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Thanks for the tip sponge! I actually did move it away soon after I put it in since I thought it might be messing up the readings. It's working nicely now and galaxy's officially lost her stress stripes. It makes both her and I happy. :)
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:38 AM   #10 
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You seem to be running that heater pretty close to the minimum water level line. It's OK to mount the heater on an angle and to fully submerge it. You only need one suction cup to stabilize it. In fact, you really don't need any.
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