Heater Placement(s)

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  1. mytank

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    Hi guys,

    So I have a very cool "compartment" that was built into the far corner of my tank. Its basically some glass with Black perspects with laser cut holes (like the over flow's holes) at the bottom and at the top to allow water flow.

    I want to put a heater in there as a backup when the power goes down or if I need to use an extra one, right now its using x4 300w Jagers to heat this bad boy of mine. My question is if I put a 300W heater in this corner it is next to the silicone of the tank (being a corner) is it an issue, will it weaken the silicone?

    Some thoughts?
     
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  3. JS

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    I dont think it will be a problem. Silicone can resist heat up to 180deg c....so its will be fine.
     
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    How will the water circulate through this area? Is there a pump dedicated to purge water out of this cavity?
     
  5. mytank

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    Well no pump there are more than enough "hole / Cut outs" at the top and bottom. I assumed (maybe that where I went wrong ;)) that would be good enough for circulation. I want heat dissipation really... dunno I could try get a pump for it if its REALLY needed?
     
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    Add one of those small Resun wavers in the corner with it?
     
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