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Old 10-30-2009, 07:40 PM   #1
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Returning to fish after a dozen years

I am brand new to the site, and I have been away from keeping an aquarium for about 12 years. I have always kept fresh-water tanks, and I have just purchased the set-up for a new 29 gallon community.

It's a little intimidating to realize all of the things I've forgotten about the more basic elements, like water testing.

This seems like a wonderful, friendly site.

One thing I do not yet have is a heater. Any recommendations? Do people have any opinions on the Theo UL? It seems like a nice one.

Thank so much.
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Old 10-30-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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Personally I prefer the old Ebo-Jaeger heaters. The ugly green ones not the newer ones. I've also had good luck with the Tetra brand heaters you can get at Walmart.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:12 PM   #5
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Welcome, I use marineland visi-therm stealths. got em in every tank, oldest one is 4 years old. They are cheap and come with a limited lifetime warranty.

Petsolutions.com had em dirt cheap like around 50% or more cheaper then retail stores.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:20 PM   #6
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Thank you all, for your warm welcomes, and heater advice. After looking through the forum a bit more, it does seem that these Stealth numbers have rather an avid following.

I do believe I'll be taking that route, given that it's help in such generally high regard.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:56 PM   #7
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Try and buy em online, save you some money. I like the fact that they are black, easy to hide, easy set and forget, at the online prices you usually get 2 for the price of 1 retail, never hurts to have a back-up especially since the stealths dont have a power indicator light or idiot light on them.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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I personally love my Ebo-Jager in my 29g I have a 150watt and my temp never changes, Mine is about 5 years old and still going strong.Jager Heater (UL Approved)
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Does anyone have any feelings on the Hydrokable?
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