Water Changeing

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I just have a question really, I have a 10 gallon tank and I'm going to do a water change, I've done them many times before I have my gallon bottles of water already to go treated with prime. I want to know if I should unplug the heater before I change the water, because the water level goes below the water line on the heater. Thank you
 

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You can if you want to be on the safe side, but I personally don't on my 10 gallon because it is only out of the water for a few minutes.
 

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It depends on the heater. Some have sensors to turn off when out of water or temps get too high.
 

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I agree, to be safe you should unplug it. I have an eheim Jager that shuts off automatically, I don't unplug it.
 

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My filter and heater are hooked to the same strip, so I just turn off both at the same time.
 
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FishFish221 said:
You can if you want to be on the safe side, but I personally don't on my 10 gallon because it is only out of the water for a few minutes.
Oh great, thanks! I was just worried it might blow out the heater. This makes things much easier❤
 
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