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Old 06-28-2004, 10:58 PM   #11
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I recently bought a visi-therm "stealth 100" all black, no glass, and a thermostat to set the temp. It is very accurate! Keeps my tank at 81 and never drops at all. I didn't like not being able to see an on/off light at first, but the built in thermostat is very accurate which really surprised me to be honest. (according to the glass thermometer I use)
I have the stealth 250 - so far it's been great. I like that it is a little less conspicuous than the glass models. I have an ebo-jager 200 in my 55gal fw and it has worked flawlesly for over a year. The only other advantage of the ebo is that they are adjustable to 1/2 degrees - not that you need it.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:00 PM   #12
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I use Marineland's heaters on my tanks. They seem to be accurate and hold temps steady.
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I recently bought a visi-therm "stealth 100" all black, no glass, and a thermostat to set the temp. It is very accurate! Keeps my tank at 81 and never drops at all. I didn't like not being able to see an on/off light at first, but the built in thermostat is very accurate which really surprised me to be honest. (according to the glass thermometer I use)
Glass thermometers can be incredibly inaccurate.. The one I have always shows 2 degrees less than my pinpoint meter. For 2 weeks I thought my temp was at a perfect 27C when all along it was 29C 8O
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Old 06-29-2004, 10:22 AM   #14
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I will second any concerns about Won Pro's. I use to love them and would recommend nothing else. That is until mine got stuck in the "ON" position. Its is a good thing I check my temp throughout the day or I would have had severe problems...

Ebo Jager are great heaters as are the Visitherms. I thought Ebo Jager was going out of business so I am not sure what kind of support or warranty any new heater will carry. But they are so cheap anyway that I don't think this will be a problem.
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I have to put the visitherms on the site yet; they really are nice heaters. I really dislike the Won heaters. Out of every 10 i sell i have to send out 5 replacements because they stick on and overheat peoples tanks. I am probably going to remove them just because there are to many encountered problems on my end. I had one customer who cooked fish he had had for 10 years!
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Pro heat titanium heaters(I use 2 on my 125 no problems yet), I also just purchased an ebo jagger. Ive heard there great, but ive also heard some bad things about them. I guess everything has it's pros and cons.
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whats the biggest visitherm ya sell darin?? i have a tank in my garage which come winter it gonne get a bit cold in there !! was thinking i might need two 300 watts to keeps temps up ?!?!
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i noticed that the ebo's state they have 2 mm glass for shock resistance. is this also true of the visa therms? thanks for all the great responces.
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When I was deciding between the two (VisiTherm and Ebo-Jager), I decided to go with the Visi because the tube was shorter given the same wattage. Haven't had any problems with it...
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Whichever one you go for, spend a little extra and get a heater guard for it. It's well worth the piece of mind.
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