How long do you keep your heater on?

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How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by Maddamay32 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:50 pm

I have always had to keep my heater on all day or my temp drops almost immediately, do you guys keep it on all/most of the day as well?

I have a 30 gallon tank with 1 100w heat bulb I keep in 1 side of the tank.
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Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by crabby33 » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:52 pm

I keep mine on all the time.


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Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by doth » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:27 pm

I keep mine on all the time, but with a thermostat for if the house gets too hot in summer

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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 pm

We have all of our heaters on thermostats

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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 pm

Regulators are a recommendation

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Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by wodesorel » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:35 am

Once the heat gets turned off on a tank, it'll drop back to room temperature really quickly.


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Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by crabby33 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:38 am

That’s why I only turn off the tank lights, but not the heater when I leave to go home for the weekend.


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Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by Overmountain1 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Yep- all the time basically. Adding a thermostat ASAP too- it’s just simpler than the constant monitoring that requires.
Our power went out the other day and I covered all my tanks immediately (one is a tote for the moment) but they all still dropped to 73/75 over the next hour or so. I was not happy with that bc of my molters but they’re hanging in there.
Point is, yes, it does drop and balance with room temp fairly quickly!


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Re: How long do you keep your heater on?

Post by RiNiKy506 » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:00 pm

Crabs do require day/night cycles. I believe everyone that has replied has heat mats, not bulbs. I have an ultratherm heat mat that I keep on all the time connected to a thermostat.

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