5O LITER TANK

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    Hi my heater is struggling to heat the tank is this heater big enough.JPG00007.JPG
     
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    Can I feed my fish mosquito larva's.
     
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    Do you know how many watts the heater is ?
    As a rough guide, there should be 1 w / liter
     
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    It is 100w,
     
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    You can.
    But where are you getting them from ?
    If it's from a pond our similar outdoor source, bear in mind that you could be introducing other nasties into the tank
     
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    There is a water bucket outside with mosquito larva's so maybe i will set a 10 liter tank up.
     
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    That should be more than ample.
    Perhaps it is faulty.
    Does it not reach the set temp?
    Also, in my experience, some of the cheaper brands may not be accurate.
     
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    On the heater stands 100w but it goes on for 2 minutes and then it goes of and then the water isn't even worm.
     
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    Welcome to the forum Christo :)
    Do you have a thermometer in the tank so you can see what the temps actually are, or are you going by feel?
     
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    Yes I have one but I cant find it.
     
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    Maybe it would be better to get one and from there determine if the heater is actually working or not.. 23C isn't actually as warm to the touch as you'd expect, seeing as our body temps are warmer than that already... :)
     
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    So I'm goin to buy a 200 lph pump so what is the best brands to buy.
     
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    Does anybody now where is the best place to buy test kits.
     
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    So my mother bou ght the rong pump.
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    Will a 400 lph be to much
     
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    This is how it looks.
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    My heaters do this, go on, then off. Leave it for a few hours and then feel the water. Like 6 hours. The heaters don't seem to stay on constantly, the on off on off is kind of what they do. I've had two do that, and my cousins does that as well. But over the course of a few hours they do heat the water and then once it's at the right temp the random on off keeps it at the right temp.
     
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    Hello will a 400 liter per hour pump be to much for my tank.:thumbup:
     

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