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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Malfunctioning heater?

I started my new tank with warm water, so it didn't have a lot of work to do, but I think my new heater has melted the bracket on the suction cup. I think it melted its internal temperature indicator, as well--it's all warpy and hard to read.

I bought one that was appropriate for my tank, so it isn't trying to work too hard. It's a common brand, easy to find at most big pet stores.

Yowza.

Any recommendations for a replacement?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-16-2012, 05:52 PM
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I went through quite a few heaters when I started...seemed like everytime I turned around one was failing and would only be a month or two old. I did some research and tried a Jager Thermostat Heater by Eheim. Best thing I ever did. This heater works like a champ. You can calibrate it, and it is fully submersible. Dr fosters has them on sale right now. I do not think I will ever use a different heater again.
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I'll check those out, thanks.
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I second the Jager. It is so good that I have mine set at 77.4 degrees according to my digital thermometer and that heater warms it and keeps the water at that exact temp even after numerous water changes.

Oh and I usually take the number of gallons and multiply by 5 to get the number of watts I want for my tank.

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Big fan of Ebo-Jager for years. I have one now. In my other 3 tanks I'm using Finnex's heaters. I got them from our site sponsor AguaCave I'm very happy with them. This is the model

http://www.aquacave.com/Finnex-200W-...P1848C133.aspx
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I have the JBJ titanium heater. I like the way it works cause say you set the temp for 80 it kicks on at 79 and off at 81. It also comes with a digital controler and temp probe. Its 300w and has no problem with ma 90 gallon tank.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, guys. I knew I could count on ya.
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