Ok, so I stumbled on a HUGE deal, on the Marineland 25 wt. stealth heater, fully submersible, has a thermostat, and safety shut-off for up to 8 gallons.
Original price = $30.00
1st Clearance = $27.00
2nd Clearance = $6.00
Final price for me = $4.24
(with coupon :P )
At the time, I was planning to get a 5 gallon tank, so this was perfect. (I haven't ruled it out yet though.) But now I'm tossing around the idea of a 10 gallon tank
. My question is, would this heater still heat up the water a few degrees? I absolutely can not spend $30 for a 50 wt. one, so it's pretty much this one or nothing. Do you think this would still be ok?
Also, does anyone have any tips on heater safety to share?
I am terrified of starting a fire or electrocuting myself, and am not sure how to use this.
Am I able to put my hands in the water, when the heater is in, and turned on, or do I unplug it first?
Am I supposed to leave the thermostat knob IN the water, or OUT of it?
What if plants touch it? (gonna try to hide it with decor and such)
What type of mistake would cause a fire?
Thank you thank you! We always fear what we don't know, right? So please help me not fear my heater!