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rowdaddy 03-25-2013 04:27 PM

What is the best heater?
 
I know many of you run sumps and/or canister filters. I however, do not.

For those that don't use "inline" heaters...What is your favorite/the best heater. I.am currently using an Aqueon in my 75, but it looks like there is sinew kind of corrosion happening inside the glass casing. I a looking to replace it. I would like to find the best I can to hopefully prevent this from happening again.

Thank you. :)


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20L Growout
10gal RCS
1.5gal in progress
55 gal Paludarium/Vivarium coming soon

CrypticLifeStyle 03-25-2013 06:10 PM

I love ebo jagers, and use 2x 200 watts in my 55's and 75's in the winter, 1 in the summer. 2x 300 watts in my 180 a 150 in my 29. You'll get a lot of opinions but I think ebo usually wins as they are great heaters.

Brich999 03-25-2013 06:24 PM

Liked my titanium heater I'd never worry about it breaking and a controller sets precise temps, but I wouldn't recommend jbj trutemp

mistahoo 03-25-2013 06:38 PM

Re: What is the best heater?
 
Ebo jager is a great heater, but I have to go with Ti heaters. They're the best and you can't get anything better. Most accurate and shatter proof. Plus comparing a 300w jager to a 300w Ti heater, the Ti is much much smaller and isn't like 50 feet long (extreme exaggeration). Most Ti heaters come with a digital or dial temp controller that doesn't sit inside the tank. Pretty nifty feature.

If you don't want to dish out the extra money, then ebo jager is your next best bet. I have a 300w right now, but I plan on getting Ti heaters to replace it.

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Kudaria 03-25-2013 06:41 PM

As I'm thinking of replacing a in tank heater as well, what brands of titanium heaters would people recommend?

GraphicGr8s 03-25-2013 06:57 PM

I like the jagers because they ARE long. I don't like putting my heater all the way at the bottom. I am kind of old school in that I like the adjustment nearer to the top of the tank. But I want the heating element at the bottom. So the long heater let's me have my cake and eat it too.

In.a.Box 03-25-2013 07:06 PM

No such thing as best heater... I use all kinda of brand heater and like half of them.
I'll recommend aqueon pro since you can buy from any pet store.

seuadr 03-25-2013 07:17 PM

i like my stealth pros.

pmcarbrey 03-25-2013 07:22 PM

Ebo jäger are well known for being some of the most reliable heaters available, they are very competitively priced and I have never had one fail on me. If you're going for the best value and dependability ebo jäger is the way to go. There are plenty of more expensive and higher end heaters that also function perfectly well, you've just got to decide what you're going for.

rowdaddy 03-25-2013 08:55 PM

Re: What is the best heater?
 
Wow guys! Thanks for all of the replies. :)

I'm gonna look into the jagers, and the titanium.( Is that the name brand name, "titanium"?)

I am Rowdaddy.
SC Aquaria

75 Community
20H Community
20L Convict "Bedroom"
20L Growout
10gal RCS
1.5gal in progress
55 gal Paludarium/Vivarium coming soon

Jeffww 03-25-2013 09:08 PM

Aqueon pro series heaters are my favorite. They are constructed the same way as the old stealth pros, made in italy and all. Full plastic body and are pretty durable.

CrypticLifeStyle 03-26-2013 11:33 AM

I returned my stealths for fluval replacements after the recall. I hate the fluvals now. So glad I traded fish babies for ebo jagers.

mistahoo 03-26-2013 02:34 PM

Re: What is the best heater?
 
Titanium isn't the brand. It's a type of heater. There's several brands. My LFS sells a 300w one with controller for $40. Forgot the brand name but it's reliable. It's about half the size of a 300w jager, so I can actually put it in my sump.

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rowdaddy 03-26-2013 10:14 PM

Re: What is the best heater?
 
I wish there was a titanium jager. Lol it'd be the best of both worlds.

Anyone.have a.brand preference for titanium heaters?

Ebo Jager vs. Eheim Jager....difference?

I am Rowdaddy.
SC Aquaria

75 Community
20H Community
20L Convict "Bedroom"
20L Growout
10gal RCS
1.5gal in progress
55 gal Paludarium/Vivarium coming soon

mistahoo 03-27-2013 06:56 AM

Re: What is the best heater?
 
I believe the ebo is the older model. Not quite sure about that, but both are not shatter proof. If there was a Ti Jager heater, I'd be all over that! Finnex sells a Ti heater. There's also Jebo and Won that are good.

Here's a link to more input on heaters.
http://www.houstonfishbox.com/vforum...ad.php?t=51784

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