Arty Mars Posted November 4, 2021 Share Posted November 4, 2021 (edited) Hello Fish Fam! I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of using these self regulating heat cables submerged in fish tanks under gravel, in sumps or inline pipes etc. They're often used in Reptile Enclosures, preventing frozen pipes, melting snow on rooftops and regulating soil temperature in gardens etc? I'm from Australia so never seen these before as we don't often have problems with snow or, just cold weather in general 🤣 I was thinking it could be possible to wire up lengths of these cables with thermostats for multiple fish tanks to increase the temperature slightly, most of them actually regulate their own temperate somewhat passively, as the temperature changes the electrical resistance adjusts to either shut them off or allow more or less heat to be created; however it's usually in the extreme ranges of 60°-120°C / 140°-250°F. Not sure if these temperature cables exist in lower temperature sensitivities or safer DC 12Volt currents. Not even sure how *waterproof* they really are etc So many variables to think about so thought it would be interesting to know if any other hobbyists have seen these used before in submerged applications. Edited November 4, 2021 by Arty Mars Multiple typos and spellchecks because i'm an adhd mess and never proofread xD Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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