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Old 02-25-2014, 09:32 AM   #1
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Heater Recommendations?

I have a 29G tank that I bought in a kit, which included a heater. Said heater doesn't appear to be working any longer. I'm looking for recommendations for heaters.

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Old 02-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #2
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I use Aqueon Pro heaters. They are pretty accurate, and seem to last.
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:14 PM   #3
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Aqueon is good for the lifetime warranty. I had one about to give up and they sent an upgraded replacement for free.
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Old 02-26-2014, 01:28 AM   #4
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+1 on Aqueon Pro. Its a ceramic heating element incased in plastic so its durable! I like that its black and easy to hide. The only downside compared to the other quality heaters is that it doesn't have a thermometer display(so you need a thermometer if you don't already have one).Its just a light that is red when heating and green when at temperature. Oh yeah, for a 29 gallon you want at least 100 watts, 150 wouldn't hurt depending on how cold it gets where you live. Good luck!
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Aqueon Pro is what I use in my FW tanks. Eheim Jager is what I use in my reef tank.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:12 AM   #6
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Any thermometer suggestions? Like are the ones that sit in the water better than stick on the glass thermometers?
I have a 55 gal that I am going to do angels and small Plecos. Would an aqueon pro 250w be ok?
Do you think that a longer heater would be able to judge temperature more evenly because it is longer therefore read the larger area versus a small heater that doesn't cover as much area?
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I would go with Eheim jäger. They are rated for bigger tanks and work perfectly. You can also recalibrate them if they seem to be getting a bit inaccurate.
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #8
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Any thermometer suggestions? Like are the ones that sit in the water better than stick on the glass thermometers?
I have a 55 gal that I am going to do angels and small Plecos. Would an aqueon pro 250w be ok?
Do you think that a longer heater would be able to judge temperature more evenly because it is longer therefore read the larger area versus a small heater that doesn't cover as much area?
I would get a digital thermometer. Any kind will do. Digital thermometers are more accurate and as far as the heater I would do a 300w to be on the safe side. It will hold your temp more steady
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Read this on sizing your heater:
Aquarium Heaters - BeanAnimal's Bar and Grill
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Aqueon Pro heaters have been the best in my experience. I've also used fluval and hydor. No complaints with any.
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