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Old 02-22-2006, 06:00 PM   #1
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I have Tetra-Tec PF500 for my large tank. I'm thinking about purchasing the heater that fits right into the intake housing. Anyone have critique of such merchandise?



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Old 02-22-2006, 10:47 PM   #2
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I'm honestly not a fan of Tetra-tec hardware in general. It seems cheaply made, not very long lived, and I had a heater cook a tank of fish once

Some people like those heaters, but I have heard a few complaints that they don't regulate heat as well as better brands of submersibles (like ebo jager, Visi therm), at least the smaller model tetra heater 'inserts'. They seem a bit pricy too, compared to a submersible...a visitherm stealth would be comparable since it's shatter proof. I didn't have luck finding a wattage on it either, but I didn't look very hard.

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Old 02-23-2006, 10:40 AM   #3
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I'd have to agree. I have a tetra-tec pfc(something) that has been shelved for ~2 years now. The heating element was very unstable and broke after 6 months.
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