Smallest ultratherm

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Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:00 pm

I'm giving my 10 gallon tank to a friend that just purchased 3 crabs on vacation. I'm also giving her some other extra supplies I have. Once there are 6 inches of substrate, it leaves 4 inches of empty space. That gives the dimensions 4"×19" for a heater. There are no ultratherms close to that size. What would you recommend to do for a heater?
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Motörcrab » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 pm

Bean Farm has a 6x17. With only having 4" to heat I'm wondering if the 6x17 could be too much for such a small area. Especially considering warm air rises. Sorry if I made it more complicated. Just thinking out loud on here.

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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiesguardian » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:29 pm

Motörcrab wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Bean Farm has a 6x17. With only having 4" to heat I'm wondering if the 6x17 could be too much for such a small area. Especially considering warm air rises. Sorry if I made it more complicated. Just thinking out loud on here.

https://beanfarm.com/collections/heatin ... 4905302217
Thanks. I didn't think about it being too hot, just too big. So would she be stuck with a store bought Zoomed?
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by wodesorel » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:45 pm

I used an 11x11 Flukers UTH (same design as an Ultratherm) on the back of my 10 and it got it to 82 degrees, but I keep my room chilly in winter.
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:42 am

wodesorel wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:45 pm
I used an 11x11 Flukers UTH (same design as an Ultratherm) on the back of my 10 and it got it to 82 degrees, but I keep my room chilly in winter.
Ok. Thanks. I assume you covered the entire back including the substrate.
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by wodesorel » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:56 am

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Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:42 am
Ok. Thanks. I assume you covered the entire back including the substrate.
Yes. It was the only way to keep the heat up and steady.
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:00 am

wodesorel wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:56 am
Yes. It was the only way to keep the heat up and steady.
Did the sub dry out? I remember having trouble keeping it warm but I used Zoomed.
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiehomes4Gretchen » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 am

Hermiesguardian wrote:I'm giving my 10 gallon tank to a friend that just purchased 3 crabs on vacation. I'm also giving her some other extra supplies I have. Once there are 6 inches of substrate, it leaves 4 inches of empty space. That gives the dimensions 4"×19" for a heater. There are no ultratherms close to that size. What would you recommend to do for a heater?
I use 11 by 11 flukers heat may I purchased off amazon. It works great!


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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiesguardian » Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:46 am

Hermiehomes4Gretchen wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:42 am
I use 11 by 11 flukers heat may I purchased off amazon. It works great!


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Thanks. Same question I asked wode. Did your substrate dry out?
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by wodesorel » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:47 pm

I've always covered the back of my tanks fully, so managing it with a little extra water in the back didn't even register as being a problem. Once every month or two I had to pour a cup of warm along the back edge to keep things at the right consistency, but I also have the tanks sealed up pretty well.
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Re: Smallest ultratherm

Post by Hermiehomes4Gretchen » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:03 pm

Hermiesguardian wrote: Thanks. Same question I asked wode. Did your substrate dry out?
Nope!


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