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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 06:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Heater Attack!

Although I am using a titanium heater I was horrified while watching my male Oscar attack the equipment this morning. Anyone know of a good DIY heater guard or a good product line in this area? I cannot seem to locate anything! Thanks for your time.
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Re: Heater Attack!

What kind of filter do you run? Some HOBs have the room in them that you can actually place the heater in it.

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If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Will not work on these. I have an Aquaclear at one end and an Emperor bio wheel at the other end on this particular tank. They love the splash! I just whacked my head on an object cleaning my dog kennels outside in our glorious balmy zero temperature weather..... may have given myself an idea! Never thought of running the heater inside though.... my heaters are HUGE. Eheim titaniums. Are those special heaters? Thank you for responding.
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I see I see. Eheims are known to be hugemongous. Well, share your idea?

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If i drew it it'd look like a monkey eating a horsradish on the moon or something
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Re: Heater Attack!

i have an idea.yall know that when people go in the sea to observe sharks they go in a cage?well why not make a shark cage for the heater so the "shark"cant get to it.

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i have an idea.yall know that when people go in the sea to observe sharks they go in a cage?well why not make a shark cage for the heater so the "shark"cant get to it.
they have exactly that actually

http://www.amazon.ca/Aquarium-Heater.../dp/B00E92ZHKI
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Re: Heater Attack!

I forgot to stick myself to this thread! Thanks for the responses. The one on Amazon will not work for me as it is not big enough to house my heaters and I need something with a bit more strength. My idea that I am currently playing with may work... I am just waiting to hear back from the mfg. to see what the coating is made of on their product and if there would be any chemical that would leach into my water. In my kennels I have a lower roof in one area so I have bulb guards over the lights to keep from smacking and breaking them with my head! Heavy duty and mounted with suction cups they would at least absorb the strikes keeping him off my heaters. Opinions???
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Re: Heater Attack!

These will fit your filter.
Amazon.com : AquaClear Quick Filter Powerhead Attachment (fits all sizes AquaClear Powerheads) : Aquarium Water Pumps : Pet Supplies
I have used zip ties to hold them together since the top and top and bottom need to come off to use oround heater(you need 2).
I used these before.



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My trigger constantly attacks the Ti heater and I had to HIDE IT to where he can no longer access to it, in the back of a reef rock, problem solved.

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