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Heaters

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by jonathan11, Mar 27, 2005.

  1. jonathan11

    jonathan11 Lifetime Charter Member
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    Anyone have any special preferences for heater types, or manufacturers? I've bought run of the mill and haven't experienced any difficulty, but I was curious to see if others had special preferences and why.
     
  2. chubasco

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    Re: Heaters

    I like the Visitherm "stealth" all flat black, and inconspicuous, at a good price.

    Bill
     
  3. fosteder

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    Re: Heaters

    I just bought a Hydor ETH inline heater. I liked the idea of not having a heater sitting in my tank, the less equipment I see the better. I haven't set the tank up yet, but I will let you know how it works when I do.
     
  4. Protint

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    I have always used visitherm (not the stealth). If I order in the future it will be the stealth model though.
     
  5. AZFish1

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    Re: Heaters



    How did this thing work out?
     
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    Re: Heaters

    I've been using a couple of Hydor ETH inline heaters for almost a year now and couldn't be happier. I like keeping the equipment out of the tank so these are great. Plus you don't ever need to worry about cracking one during a water change because they remain in contact with the water. I can't say for sure, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that because of their thin film heating element that they are not subject to cracking anyway. Lastly, the heat my water very quickly after a water change. Just my opinions anyway :)
     
  7. AZFish1

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    Thanks Travis thats good to hear. I realy want to try one but read a few reviews about them being "Noisy".. How can a heater be too noisy was my question but never got any insight. I think now I might give it a shot.
     
  8. fosteder

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    I haven't used mine yet. :(

    My tank is sitting forlorn and emtpy while I finish getting all the equipment and decor lined up for it. It's taking a while, but I'm doing it right the first time.

    Hopefully I will reap the benifits of patience. :D
     
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    Travis, you have a 90 gallon do you not??? I was going to pick up a couple of the Hydors for my 90 gallon, but concensus was that it would be too much heat in a 90 gallon tank. Whats your opinion?

    The noise apparently comes from when the heaters kick on. I have read that they can be very loud, but this isnt a problem with all the models.
     
  10. Tom Barr

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    Re: Heaters

    Ebo Jager
    Titianium probe styles with rubber ends are good also.

    Regards,
    Tom Barr
     
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