Heater placement?

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  1. malooda

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    hi

    my sump is to small to fit my heater, can i keep the top bit out of the water like in the pic below?
    if not is it safe to keep it in dt, can the fish be harmed by it?

    thanks


    in the sump

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    in the dt

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  3. Charl_Stanhope

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    on the heater it should say something about the minimum water level.as long as its submerged past that mark it should be ok. You can have it in your dt,wont harm any fish,will just not look good.
     
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    In the sump like that is fine.
     
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    In the sump covered with water IMO, that way should your sump run low it won't be exposed.
     
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    sorry all - this is an old thread and I have a question...

    can I have the heater in the DSB? The return chamber doesnt have much space for the heater - its a sicce scuba 300w and its damn long... The heater can sit diagonally, but am afraid if the water level drops, the heater maybe found uncovered by water...

    The DSB will have flowing water via a controlled spraybar and this will flow into the return chamber...
     
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    You can keep it in the dsb chamber. Make sure it doesn't sit on the substrate nor interfere with the flow.
    If there is the risk of the heater getting exposed, then rather find a different place to put it.
     

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