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post #21 of 27 Old 01-05-2010, 05:01 PM
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I LOVE my tank heater. It's very small but it heats up a 100 gallon tank like a dream.

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post #22 of 27 Old 01-05-2010, 05:08 PM
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I bought a heated bucket, but we dont know if the outlets in the barn have a ground interupter. If something happens with the bucket it will prevent the water from getting electrified. Thats the biggest concern I have.

I like the floaters but I would never leave on in the tank unattended, a horse could very easily pull it out or eat at the wires.
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post #23 of 27 Old 01-05-2010, 05:16 PM
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I never leave it in the tank while the horses are in the pasture. They come in at night, so I put it in then and take it out when they go out. I was terrified that they would electricute themselves. My horses are extremely accident prone. lol

I also have heated buckets for the stalls. I love them.

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post #24 of 27 Old 01-05-2010, 05:19 PM
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Not sure if it works, but my cousins claim putting a tennis ball in works - seems pretty cost effective to me!!
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post #25 of 27 Old 01-05-2010, 11:36 PM
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Haven't read the other posts, so not sure if this was mentioned - I've heard putting a tennis ball in the trough prevents it from freezing as its bobbing around all the time!
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post #26 of 27 Old 01-05-2010, 11:37 PM
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whoops.. lol, didn't read the post above mine.
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post #27 of 27 Old 01-06-2010, 12:01 AM
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Put a stick in the bucket (a thick stick) and you can just move it around when you want to bust it. That's what I do.

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