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What angle for rod type heaters

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What angle for rod type heaters

Postby mucklelass » Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:21 pm

I see pictures online of rod style heaters, like I have in one of my tanks. Some are placed diagonally on the glass, others are vertical. Is there a correct way to place them, or a most efficient way?
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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

Postby DJKT » Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:45 pm

are you talking about titanium heaters?
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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

Postby Big Den » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:15 am

Personally I like to keep my heater/stats upright in a corner. Some manufacturers will have suggestions in the box but if you have a good circulation throughout the tank, it doesn't really matter where it is sited.
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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

Postby Anita » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:58 am

lol for me it's upright in the filter box - jewel tank.
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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

Postby Mick » Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:09 am

As long as it's not laid flat on the substrate or is mostly personal choice, I have had them straight and at 45 degrees, never noticed a big difference
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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

Postby mucklelass » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:44 am

Thanks folks. I like the look of them upright in a corner. So if it makes no difference, I'll stick with that! Ta for the help.
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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

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Re: What angle for rod type heaters

Postby POS_miniracer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:39 am

When I had bigger fish I placed them horizontal near the bottom only because they seemed to get bumped in to less. Otherwise I usually just try to hide them upright in the corner.

What's the risk in laying them flat on the substrate?
I only as because I've discovered them that way in the past when they've been knocked off or the suction cups have failed.
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