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Old 12-14-2013, 03:10 PM   #1
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Heater setup opinion

Ok, so I'm setting up my 140 gallon oscar tank . I know it's better to use two heaters for distribution of heat and a safety measure. But my question is , would y'all rather buy 1 name brand heater (jager 300 watt rated for 159 to 2xx gal) or two cheaper heaters 200 watts or so a PC. I'm on somewhat of a budget ( story of our lives), and buying two jagers would be a little expensive.
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You never ever cheap out on heaters. It's too risky. Honestly I'm not sure I'd trust Jagers these days. They used to be the best thing on the market 10-15 years ago. Since Eheim bought them they've gradually gotten worse. Do buy a quality name brand heater though. Maybe a Marineland? Stealths were recalled but Visitherms have never had major problems that I know of.

I would trust one more powerful name brand heater over two less powerful cheaper heaters.

If I were concerned enough about cooking my fish I'd scrounge until I came up with the money for two name brand lower wattage heaters. It's just that important to me. I don't trust cheap heaters.
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Old 12-14-2013, 05:29 PM   #3
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You never ever cheap out on heaters. It's too risky. Honestly I'm not sure I'd trust Jagers these days. They used to be the best thing on the market 10-15 years ago. Since Eheim bought them they've gradually gotten worse. Do buy a quality name brand heater though. Maybe a Marineland? Stealths were recalled but Visitherms have never had major problems that I know of. I would trust one more powerful name brand heater over two less powerful cheaper heaters. If I were concerned enough about cooking my fish I'd scrounge until I came up with the money for two name brand lower wattage heaters. It's just that important to me. I don't trust cheap heaters.
I don't trust cheap heaters 100% I guess that's why I'm reserved about it. I would have to say though the jager heater is pretty good. I've owned two and have never had a hiccup.. I may just get the one name brand and add another one later .. Thank you for your opinion
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