Heaters

jonathan11

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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.
 

chubasco

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

Bill
 

fosteder

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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.
 

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.
 

AZFish1

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fosteder said:
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.



How did this thing work out?
 

travis

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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 :)
 

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.
 

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
 

travdawg

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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.
 

Tom Barr

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

Regards,
Tom Barr