Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > General Aquarium Forums > General Hardware/Equipment Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-03-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Sharktale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Parker Colorado.
Posts: 43
Any comments Hydor ETH In-Line (UL) Aquarium Heater

I'm updating some of my aquarium equipment, I want this heater has anyone know something about it thank you! Hydor ETH In-Line (UL) Aquarium Heater


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Sharktale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2014, 02:17 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 56
I have over a dozen of these ETH heaters on Eheim canisters. They have worked great over the years with no problems.
__________________

__________________
jcahow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 05:20 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Sharktale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Parker Colorado.
Posts: 43
Cool thank you! I'm going to order 2.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Sharktale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 01:06 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 56
Personally I have all my ETH heaters NOW connected to external heater controllers which allow me to control multiple heaters at one time and to see the tank temperature at a glance.

The heaters always worked fine when using their internal controller but I trust the more expensive external controller better and it has more features.

Because the external heater control is just a knob that can turn easily be careful that you do not position the heater where it might be brushed against and have it turned accidently.............
__________________
jcahow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 01:53 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Ruffers99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: NJ
Posts: 181
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcahow View Post
Personally I have all my ETH heaters NOW connected to external heater controllers which allow me to control multiple heaters at one time and to see the tank temperature at a glance.

The heaters always worked fine when using their internal controller but I trust the more expensive external controller better and it has more features.

Because the external heater control is just a knob that can turn easily be careful that you do not position the heater where it might be brushed against and have it turned accidently.............
yeah interesting ... you have a pic of your setup? or the link to your controller on amazon or something?

thanks
__________________
Ruffers99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 05:44 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 56
Here is the controller I use on all eight of my tanks.

Aquarium Heating & Temperature Control: JBJ True Temp Digital Heater Controller

There are other similar ones on the market but I like this one because of:
1) The large LEDs showing the current tanks temperature at a glance
2) The long removable cord on the temperature sensor placed in the tank
3) The orange activity LED that shows when the controller is activated
4) The ability to handle up to 1000w of power (3 - 300 watt heaters if needed)
5) That multiple heaters all turn on/off at once (evenly heating the tank)
6) That you no longer need to worry about cheap internal heater locking "ON"

Basically you turn up any attached heater to a temperature a few degrees above where you set the controller. Then you set the controller where you want power activated. When the temperature drops below that point power is feed in to the heaters (which all fire immediately) and will run until the controller cuts off power again. This keeps the heater internal thermostats from turning on/off which can stick and fry your fish.

I would much rather trust the electronics in a better controller than the cheap stuff they throw inside a heater. On my larger tanks I run multiple canisters each with a 300w ETH heater all connected to a common controller.

The only down side is that the controllers work on a 1 degree swing each way. If you set the controller to 75 degrees for instance it will fire when the tank temperature drops to 74 and shut off when it reaches 76. That might not be fine enough for some species...............
__________________
jcahow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 08:12 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Ruffers99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: NJ
Posts: 181
ok nice .. thx for all the details! I dont think I will be able to run an eth as I have an fx6 which has 1" tubing and the current range of eth's dont go to that size (they said they are looking into it though). But I think I may still use the controller on my 2 internals.

thanks again.
__________________
Ruffers99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2014, 10:53 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Sharktale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Parker Colorado.
Posts: 43
Oh that's cool I already order my 2 heaters.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Sharktale is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
aquarium, ate, eat, eater, heat, heater, hydor, line

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hydor ETH 300 external in line heater Wags 22 General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 5 01-03-2014 03:18 AM
Hydor ETH 300 inline heater WBK General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 2 03-09-2008 09:18 PM
Hydor ETH 300. cbk.o4 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 04-04-2006 11:54 AM
hydro eth heater question kaz General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 01-13-2006 01:12 PM
Qn for cannister owners with Hydor ETH in-line heaters. bzbee General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 05-03-2005 09:57 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.