How To Tell If I Can Submerge My Heater Fully?

Barch

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I was given a Tetra heater. It's very similar to this other one I previously had. I'm not sure if its fully submersible or not as I didn't see it written anywhere on it. It looks exactly like this....at work rn otherwise I'd upload an actual pic


Thank you
 

Aquilist

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Glass heaters are typically submersible, as without water they crack really easily. So yours should be fine.
 
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Barch

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Aquilist said:
Glass heaters are typically submersible, as without water they crack really easily. So yours should be fine.
I guess ill know if my fish all die from electric shock eh? Lol
 

itsEmma

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Hi,
I had a quick look at the Tetra website and it looks like this one, I think.


There are answers to questions where they state that it's fully submersible, vertical or horizontal as long as it's not touching the gravel or anything else.
Mind you, it's got terrible reviews.....
Have a look and see what you think before using it!
Hope this helps
 
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Barch

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itsEmma said:
Hi,
I had a quick look at the Tetra website and it looks like this one, I think.


There are answers to questions where they state that it's fully submersible, vertical or horizontal as long as it's not touching the gravel or anything else.
Mind you, it's got terrible reviews.....
Have a look and see what you think before using it!
Hope this helps
That one doesn't look like mine, mine is all glass and longer/clear. Probably a older model tbh. Mine has a temp knob the one you linked didnt. I don't doubt it sucks though, lol. I'll probably buy a new one soon.
 

Bryangar

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BettaBarch said:
That one doesn't look like mine, mine is all glass and longer/clear. Probably a older model tbh. Mine has a temp knob the one you linked didnt. I don't doubt it sucks though, lol. I'll probably buy a new one soon.
You might want to post a picture of the actual heater you have then. The one you posted look almost identical to the one linked by itsEmma besides it being taller and different color. If it has the same pre-set temperature cap then it’s full submersible.
 

itsEmma

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Maybe you should just email a picture of your actual heater (as bryangar said) to Tetra and they'll be able to tell you.
 
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smee82

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It says do not opperate dry so 8 wpuld assume its fully submergable they usually are
 

Aquilist

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BettaBarch said:
I guess ill know if my fish all die from electric shock eh? Lol
I was only trying to help. I've never heard of a non-submersible heater, as I can't imagine it would work. Most heat would rise, away from the aquarium. Not to mention when glass is heated, it cracks. I'm sorry I wasn't much help.
 

SegiDream

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Aquilist said:
I was only trying to help. I've never heard of a non-submersible heater, as I can't imagine it would work. Most heat would rise, away from the aquarium. Not to mention when glass is heated, it cracks. I'm sorry I wasn't much help.
The question was, is it fully submersible. Many heaters you cannot or should not fully submerse the entire heater.
 

GEM8820

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BettaBarch said:
I was given a Tetra heater. It's very similar to this other one I previously had. I'm not sure if its fully submersible or not as I didn't see it written anywhere on it. It looks exactly like this....at work rn otherwise I'd upload an actual pic

This is what I use- the most reliable heater I’ve ever used

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coralbandit

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Most non submersible heaters have a 'clip' to attach to tank rim.
Most with suction cups are submersible.
There should be a minimum water line[black] near top ? If it is there then submersible 99% .
 

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