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RE: [AGA Member] Heater


If the heater is too large it will cycle continuously and wear out quicker.
The ideal heater would be on continually at a very low wattage replacing
exactly as many BTUs as was being lost and never turning off.

So a very small heater set to the target temperature you want and then a
larger back up heater set a few degrees below the target temperature would
be ideal.

Take care,

Mike Roberts
*DataWest Internet - www.datawest.net
*Colorado Springs  - 888-304-5988

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-aga-member@thekrib.com [mailto:owner-aga-member@thekrib.com] On
Behalf Of william ruyle
Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2004 17:40
To: aga-member@thekrib.com
Subject: RE: [AGA Member] Heater

Excuse me, is my nose in the way?:-) Actually, the colder the climate
and those who set their thermostats at a thrifty 65-68F in winter
might want to use a beefier heater or two, in case one gives out. If
I had an 150 gallon tank (lucky you Scott) I would definitely have some
failsafe in place by using 2 heaters. Some recommend up to 10 watts a
gallon in winter if the room is kept rather chilly. I think I would
play overkill with the wattage, so the heater(s) wouldn't have to work
so hard.



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