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Old 08-30-2015, 10:10 PM   #1
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Heater for freshwater

Ok. Yes, I've used the search function. I've been running an Aqueon Pro heater with no complaints except for the analog dial.

I'm wanting a heater with a digital read out. I want to for sure know where my heater is set, and what the temp actually is.

What do you recommend, and what is the best?

Thanks for your time, and input.


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Cobalt neotherm. I have several
Expensive but excellent imo.

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Old 09-07-2015, 12:19 AM   #3
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Cobalt neotherm. I have several
Expensive but excellent imo.

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Thanks. I decided to buy one. Just awaiting arrival now


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Good deal! Let me know how you like it

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Old 09-11-2015, 09:45 PM   #5
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Good deal! Let me know how you like it

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So far I love it. Very high quality. Looks great - very sleek, and I love that it shows actual tank temp, and the temp it's set at.


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Yes that it shows both temps is very helpful. It will also indicate when the water is hotter than the temp you have it set at due to lights or whatever.

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I was going to recommend a Colbalt Neotherm, but it looks like you're well on your way.

Coincidentally, the last of my analog, glass-tube heaters stopped working and I just ordered up another Colbalt. I'm now 100% Neotherms! 😎


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I see there are numerous complaints about these Neotherm heaters in other forums and on Amazon. Some of the 150w and 200w models leaked along their seams and caused major issues including fire, smoke, current in the tank, and loss of all tank inhabitants. Apparently they have had some manufacturing problems on the larger watt models and they may work for many month before they leak.


Have you experienced any of these issues or heard if these problems have been rectified?


I am leery of purchasing or recommending one unless they have gotten their act together.
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I've only heard of the problems with the 200 watt. Most of mine are 25 watt, 50 watt and 100 watt and 1 that i think is 200 watt but can't recall at the moment. I've had them for several years now and never had a problem. I've lost fish due to other brands but in the years I've used Neotherm I've never had any problems. I was actually very surprised to read the unfavorable reviews. My lfs has sold them since they came out and never mentioned any issues. Most people I encounter out in the non internet world won't shell out that kind of money on a heater. I will because it's worth protecting an investment of less common and more costly fish.

Oh and my heaters are actively heating much of the time as I have most of my tanks in a basement with nothing but cement and block walls and no insulation.

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If I ever do have an issue I will certainly report back on here.

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