Well, I haven't really researched it, but... I know heaters are usually put next to or close to a filter inlet or discharge, which serves dual purposes of 1) more evenly distributing heat around the tank, and 2) keeping the heater from turning on and off as ofter - less cycles, longer the heater lasts.nyaligatoraron said:Why is it not recommended to put a regular heater tube under gravel?
i keep hearing that it is not a good idea but what is the actual reason?
Not to get too OT here, but is this one of those stuck on stealth heaters you're referring to? Back in 6th grade it seems like they didn't make them any other way! :lol:GTZ said:Dunno why but I read that and instantly reverted to grade 6 then substituted rock for book.
+1 to an inline heater if you can't cover it with tank decoration - if you're using a canister, that is.SonsOfLeda said:GTZ said:Another option for you if you're set on burying your heater would be to look into aquarium cable heaters. They're typically used in planted tanks since they don't have to worry about fish un-burying them. I know for sure Hydor makes one, but I'm sure there are other brands available.
Just to be clear, I wasn't referring to an inline heater. I was referring to a heater cable.ridley25 said:+1 to an inline heater if you can't cover it with tank decoration - if you're using a canister, that is.
Huh. Never even heard of those until now. Learn something every day.SonsOfLeda said: