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Old 12-05-2005, 05:54 PM   #11
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I had a Hagen heater. That's the one that blew out.

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Old 12-05-2005, 11:39 PM   #12
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As for heaters go here are your top 3:

coming in at #3 is Tronic Heaters by Hagen. They are reliable and pretty accurate

ahead of Tronic in the #2 possition would be Ebo Jager Heaters now owned by Eheim (and we all know the quality that Ehiem has!)

Finally, in the TOP possition is Won Brothers Heaters. Hand down the BEST in heaters. I have used everything from vistherm stealth, to everything mentioned and Won Brothers are the BEST. Yeah you CAN pay a little more for them, but you can get them off of ebay for a pretty good price. Seriously ... Go with Won Brothers ... they do have heaters for just about every aquarium size!
What makes them so great? I have a vistherm stealth and it was cheap, accurate, and basically indestructable (lifetime warranty).
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You pay for the quality that you want ... if you want to pay for vistherm then pay for vistherm.

Yes it is a plastic, abeit a hard plastic, but every plastic has its downfalls.

The won brothers one is leagues better. Not only do you have a seperate thermometer for the unit itself (displays the current temperature on the pro 2 model) this is more accurate then most other heaters. Why you may ask, because in almsot every other heater, the thermostat and temperature gage is all compresed into one cylinder. The won brothers temperature reader is to be placed, according to its instructions, at least 12" away from your heater. Now call me crazy, but that can be some pretty accurate readings.

Next, plastic can crack. Heck so can metal, but i ask you, what pressure does it take plasic and glass to crack compared to metal?

Again, with this hobby, you pay for the quality you want. It is up to you as a hobbiest to determine what you think is right for you
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Old 12-06-2005, 02:17 AM   #14
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does anyone have any experience with inline heaters??? i was thinking about one for my upgrade tank because i hate looking at heaters and i want more room for plants not a huge heater for a huge tank
10 gallon with 5 zebra danios, 3 rummy nose, and 3 pristellas, upgrading to a 55 gal soon
working on planting my 10 gal with 2 wpg and no CO2, currently has lots of bacopa and a green mynth
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Old 12-06-2005, 04:58 AM   #15
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I have the Hydor ETH 201 on my 30 gallon tank with a Filstar xP1 canister filter and I think it is great. It keeps the tank heated perfectly and doesn't take up any space inside the tank. I highly recommend these heaters to anyone with a canister filter. The ETH 300 should be perfect for your new 60 gallon tank.

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