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Old 01-06-2004, 06:18 PM   #16
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Hi all, I'm going with the 150W Ebo Jager ....I chose it because it has a longer track record than the titanium tubes and it sounds like the best heater out there in terms of accuracy and also sturdiness. Thanks for all your suggestions and comments.
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:10 PM   #17
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I got a 250 watt Ebo for 17 dollars on line. Go with the Ebo or the titanium one.
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:20 PM   #18
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How many watts would I need for a 75g, would the 300w titanium heater be enough?
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Old 01-06-2004, 07:22 PM   #19
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I believe so. I think the rule is around 3 watts per gallon. A 250 shall do fine on your 75.
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:24 AM   #20
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Then, there is the "two heaters insted of one" perspective.

That is, divide the laod equally between two heaters, so that if one should fail, either on or off, it is less likely to kill the fish.
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:18 PM   #21
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Oh yes - I think I would much rather rely on 2 small heaters than one large one. 2 small ones will also be more efficient since they can be placed on opposite ends of the tank. That discussion is more heated among Discus owners since they keep their tanks so warm and subsequently burn through a lot of heaters.
Aside from a smaller tank (less than 55g), I think two heaters are a much better idea. Only downside is slightly higher cost (for the Via Aqua Ti series, 2 150w heaters for $25.98 rather than $16.99 for a single 300w) and more clutter in the tank.
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Old 01-07-2004, 04:38 PM   #22
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id go with a ebo heater, i just got a titanium one from won bros, and i think the thermostat gets stuck, my temperature of my tank jumped super high and i lost a few fish. :cry:
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Well, if you want the very best, it may be the Eheim Pro2 thermofilter... too new to know of any problems that anyone has had, I have one, it works.

The heater part is like the bottom of an electric kettle, super duper heating element. I'd espect any problems to occur in the sensor or temp readout where you dial in the set temp and read the true tank temp.
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id go with a ebo heater, i just got a titanium one from won bros, and i think the thermostat gets stuck, my temperature of my tank jumped super high and i lost a few fish. :cry:
Bummer! Is this titanium heater made by ViaAqua? I've yet to hear of a ViaAqua Ti heater failure so I'm wondering if this is the first.
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no, it's a diferent company. I have three of them and have yet to have any problems like infin had.
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Being electronic heaters, I am surprised that a thermostat can get "stuck". I would expect that with the cheaper bi-metal ones, but not with an electronically controlled heater... I could be wrong though.
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The problem with two heaters in one tank is that normally one of them is going to do 90% or more of the work. Unless you have a temperature control unit. There are slight variations in the thermostats on each unit. So one of them is almost always going to be the one that does most of the work.
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Whoa.... so the old saw about two heaters to divide the load and not cook the fish is a myth? So, with two half sized heaters, one undersized unit works most of the time and the other hardly at all?

Hmm, I may be seeing that in the big new tank, one light seems to be on a lot, the other not much if at all. Guess I need to check the temp settings and be sure that theother one is turned so that I can see the light if it is on.!
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isn't that the point? so one will do most of the work...but if that one breaks...then the backup (nice and rested) will take over the load.
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