Special Alert – No they are not on sale today but do not ignore this item today if you are not already set up with them for your live stock, this includes having at least one on reserve. Two is one, and such. Why? Our supply chains are in a word f&^ked at the moment! I expect items like this to be hard to come by once winter gets here, that always happens anyway. So any stuff you need for winter, GET IT NOW, this is just one example. By mid Nov. I expect much of it won’t be in stock and as it comes back it will be spotty at best.
Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the K&H Ultimate All-In-One Stock Tank De-Icer. Freezing temps are either here or coming soon depending on where you live. I love these De-Icers in my view it is the best option on the market.
They come in several sizes including…
- 250 Watts
- 500 Watts
- 750 Watts
- 1000 Watts and
- 1500 Watts
Why this Item Rocks!
Its in the name, “all in one” that is what you get an all in one solution. Previously I have reviewed the thermocube, it is a great product and would be ideal for use with many stock tank heaters. Why have your heater running when it is 50 degrees?
But you don’t need a thermocube that feature is built in. When your water hits 35 degrees the heater comes on, all by itself and when it hits 45 it shuts off. So you only draw power when you need it.
Choosing the Right Sized Heater for your Needs
Personally I use the 250 watt models. There are a few reasons for this. First and foremost my belief is when you use anything electrical you should use as little power as necessary to do the job. In my climate for a 50 gallon tank 250 watts is sufficient.
I also run two (two is one and one is none you know right) to two separate 50 gallon stock tanks. If I ran two 500s that would put a 1000 watt draw on a single circuit doing other things as well and could pop the breaker. These are only useful if they work you know.
In the end you should consult K&Hs great chart right here, just click on it for a full sized view.
You will note that for my zone (USDA 8) a 50 gallon tank requires a 250 watt heater. So that works for my needs. I personally only use mine to make sure there is some water available at all times for my ducks.
These can be used as floating heaters or submerged by removing the foam that makes them float. This gives you flexibility. Say you want to keep a poultry watering going you can put one of these inside it and let it sink. To me for a stock tank you want it floating because it ices up from the top down.
In any event if you want to keep your critters watered this coming winter, check out the K&H Ultimate All-In-One Stock Tank De-Icer today.
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