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Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by szembek, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. szembek

    szembek New Member

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    Hi everyone, I'm looking to pick up an aquarium heater to degrease a couple of deer skulls. I read old threads talking about the aqueons that can be modified to go up to 115, but am unsure if anyone has recently bought one and found it still to work. Amazon has a 300w for $14... Or if anyone else has a different suggestion I'm all ears. Looking to keep the cost low, this is just as a hobby for my personal deer heads.
     
  2. szembek

    szembek New Member

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    Does anyone have insight if this style aqueon will work?
     

  3. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    The knob appears to be the same as the old one. Go to a good pet store and see if they carry them. Take a look at one in the store and see if the knob can be pulled off revealing the post underneath. I bought about 5 of these when they were on sale in Petsmart and bought several of the Tetra type that did the same thing in Walmart. All cheaper than what they sold for on Amazon. You can overclock them but you have to be careful and delicate when you do so.
     
  4. szembek

    szembek New Member

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    Thank you. Amazon had one for $10 so I'll give it a whirl. If I can't get it hot enough I have a skull I wanted to try macerating anyway so I'll use it for that. I'll update this thread for others when I see if this model works for this or not.
     
  5. maxp

    maxp New Member

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    A pawfly HT2300 works also..cut the little plastic stop and crank it around till it hits the temp you want...dont know if you can get them in the states though...I'm from Alberta
     
  6. szembek

    szembek New Member

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    Just an update, the aqueon I bought from amazon doesn't appear to work like the old ones. After turning to max, I was able to remove the blue cap, and twist the clear "knob" further, but it didn't seem to have any effect on raising the temp above the normal 80 degrees or so. I eventually turned it all the way around twice and it still had no effect. Oh well it was worth a try. There is a sous vide machine on amazon for $35 I'm pondering.
     
  7. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    I have a sous vide cooker but it was an expensive one. I am also tempted to try one of these cheap ones I am seeing now. At least for smaller containers. The bucket heater and thermostat is still my go to for the larger stock tank and I had one set up with a water heater element and thermostat that also worked well until the element burned out.
    Tempted also now to construct an outdoor hot box and heat the air inside of it instead of the water.
     
  8. John_UpaTree

    John_UpaTree New Member

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  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Good to know that Inkbird works with those. There is a thread on here showing how to wire one into a thermostat. Plugging into the Inkbird would be easier.