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How do submersible heaters work?

Posted By: Tibor <tiborkun@earthlink.net>
Date: Friday, 19 July 2002, at 9:44 a.m.

I set my 150-watt submersible up a ways until it was keeping my tank at 87F, and since I covered the tank the heat retention has been such that this morning I discovered it to be a hair over 90. Odd; when it was set at 82 several weeks ago and the air went out and the water temp approached 90, the heater would still come on occassionally. Is it a faulty unit, or is there something other than just a thermostat that regulates them? I could swear I had another heater that was just inaccurate a few years ago.

Would buying a better quality heater help, like an Ebo-Jager?

TIA
 

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