Planted Tank Obsessed
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, CA
I had the same concerns on a 30c with a 200w Hydor inline. It was probably super overkill, but I ended up ordering a Ranco temperature controller (Model # ETC-111000). It was around 55 bucks, but the reviews (and my experience - about a year so far) say it's absolutely bulletproof. I have it set up so that the Ranco is turning on/off at 76 degrees, and the heater itself is turning off at 78 degrees as a failsafe. Call it paranoia if you want, but I lost an entire tank of fish to a heater malfunction a few years ago. Peace of mind for 55 bucks? Yes please.
Last edited by Chronados; 07-05-2013 at 10:11 AM.