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Old 07-17-2009, 06:21 AM   #1
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Fluval Tronic Electronic vs Jager Heaters????

Hey guys im sorta on the fence as to what heater to use at the moment. I have a 300L/ 80Gallon tank, I was initially going to use one 300W Jager but then I considered two 150Watt'ers, and now am stuk between Jager and tronic.

As far as I can tell there equally priced (there about) and both of high qulity. The tronic seems to have a few more bells and whistles like there quick heat function, but that has the downside of running hot?

Please share your opinions on which system is the more reliable, and any pros and cons and features of the two...

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Old 07-17-2009, 06:31 AM   #2
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2 smaller heaters is the way to go. it costs more but if one fails there is a lower chance to harm the tank. as for what heaters to buy i will only buy visi therm stealth heaters. i have only had 1 problem with the 20+ i use in the last 5-7 years or so. the auto shut of didnt kick in and it melted the bottom. i emailed the company about this. they asked for my address and sent me a new one asap. for then on they will always have my money.

between the two you are asking about i would go with the jager thats the only other one i will use and trust.
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The only reason I didn't get the Jagers is because they aren't completely submersible, but i did hear they are excellent heaters.
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they are there is just some law they have to have that line there.
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Maybe you're right, but there are other manufacturers with the similar design which are UL approved and completely submersible. The heaters I bought have a minimum water line and will shut off if the water level drops below this line not a maximum water line which to me says not to go above, or maybe I'm just confused?
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Jagers are complety submersible I believe, atleast thats what the packet says and how a few chaps I know run them...
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Jagers are completely submersible and very reliable. If I could find a place out here that still deals in them I'd have them in all our tanks. Right now we only have them in 2. One of these days I'll shop online for them.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:03 PM   #8
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Jagers are complety submersible I believe, atleast thats what the packet says and how a few chaps I know run them...
Please go to this link and read it carefully, it states in bold lettering DO NOT SUBMERGE.http://www.eheim.com/base/eheim/pdf/...o_3608_USA.pdf
I believe it's the paragraph 2nd page.
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The original Ebo Jager heaters were completely submersible. If they weren't, why would the 2 old green ones I have still be working?

Eheim bought Ebo, if you look online you'll see nothing but complaints about the new ones, but hardly a complaint about the old ugly green Ebo Jagers.

http://www.eheim.com/base/eheim/inha...ail_24552_ehen


Straight from the Eheim site too.
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The original Ebo Jager heaters were completely submersible. If they weren't, why would the 2 old green ones I have still be working?

Eheim bought Ebo, if you look online you'll see nothing but complaints about the new ones, but hardly a complaint about the old ugly green Ebo Jagers.

Eheim GmbH & Co. KG | JÄGER aquarium heater


Straight from the Eheim site too.
I left a link for the manual in my post if you go and read it it specifically states in the manual Do not submerge:Water level must never be over water level mark on the housing. Go read it and get back to me. For all intensive purposes all heaters are and have to be submersible to a certain degree( IE in the water). That statement above kept me from buying them.
Also check out the description on Dr Foster & Smith http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...58&pcatid=3858
It says the same thing.
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