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Tonyshd2 Posted 16-Apr-2013 16:08
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hi, is water temp so important?

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ChrisB Posted 17-Apr-2013 22:28
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hi, yes it is important to keep the water temp at at a constant temp so you get consistant results. also i found that if i have the temp too high  it causes darker patterns to look faded. i keep my temp at 30c. everyones tank temp will vary a bit , depending on where the temp sensor is located. i have mine approx 3 inches below the water level. what temp do you run at and where is the sensor on your tank? chris

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Tonyshd2 Posted 18-Apr-2013 07:40
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the sensor is at the bottom built in to the heater. I have only just put my tank in . The tank has 2 elements  but only one is wired in due to the power supply in the garage/workshop.

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Hydro-H Posted 21-Apr-2013 21:34
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Even if you have a couple of  temp sensors fitted in your tank and it is temperature controlled, I would always recommend getting a fish tank temp  gauge like those on ebay for around £4 .
They are calibrated to 1 degree and are handy for checking the temp at the top few inches of the tank that are the most important if only to reassure yourself everything in your tank is working as it should.
It is surprising how many people have found their tank temp is nowhere near what their system was telling them on independently checking with an external source.


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Tonyshd2 Posted 22-Apr-2013 04:33
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Thanks for your help. i have put a different temp gauge in and you are right it is around 5 degrees out. I have tried dipping a couple of pieces now but i cant seem to get the film to liquify enough. When i spray the activator the film turns to liquid but when i start to dip the film starts to wrinkle.any idea?

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