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Degreasimg Tank Heater Help

Discussion in 'Skulls and Skeletons' started by kthuntingheritage, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Can anyone help me out with a picture of a degreasing tank heater setup using a hot water heater and thermostat setup? I am using a plastic tractor supply trough type tank.
     
  2. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Try searching the archives here. Use good search terms and word combinations. There are many posts on here and some also had pictures. There are also some good posts on using a bucket heater hooked to a thermostat as well.
     

  3. thanks sea wolf
     
  4. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    Also invest in a small circulating pump to keep the water moving around. It evens out your temperature in the tank and keeps the detergent solution mixed. I used a powerhead for an undergravel fish tank filter but you can also find small sized submersible pumps made for waterfall displays. If you get a powerhead do not use the option of aerating the water.
     
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  5. Southtexas

    Southtexas New Member

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    Here's my tank, small but efficient and I don't have to worry about burning the house down.
     

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  6. That is a clean looking setup!
     
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  7. andywb

    andywb New Member

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    Here's my tank, small but efficient and I don't have to worry about burning the house ....are you using a hot water heater element or something else? What type of base\housing is the element attached to? Thanks
     
  8. Southtexas

    Southtexas New Member

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    It's an over the side submersible heater,
     
  9. Sea Wolf

    Sea Wolf Well-Known Member

    If it is one of those heaters made by Allied, get rid of it. They are an extreme fire hazard. There've been many posts on here about those.
     
  10. I use a 1000watt stock heater (any farm supply store) with an inkbird thermostat (Amazon item). Fresh water in the tank and place the skulls in buckets. I tried the whole hot water heater element / thermostat thing for a while and found this was cheeper and easier to use.
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