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Old 08-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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Heaters please

Just got some money and i want to buy some heaters in my tank. And i dont want the words Blow up, Short circuit, or fried attached to them. What brands should i get. And i need a good way to protect it so my cacellian dosent wrap around it and burn itself. Give a link if you can.
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:36 PM   #2
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Marineland make some nice heaters that actually have a protective shield over them to keep fish from getting burned. I have a fluval heater in my tank and it does really well.
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:34 AM   #3
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You won't find a 100% perfect heater. There are good ones though.

As much as people praise the stealth heaters, I've had 3 fail on me in the last year. My Hydor Theos have been rock solid for over 2 years now.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:11 PM   #4
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I just got a Fluval E-Series heater that's pretty sweet. It's a little bulky, but it's got an LCD screen that shows the temperature and the paperwork says it won't get stuck in the "On" position if it fails.
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Old 08-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #5
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do i need a cage around it so my fish wont burn?
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:13 PM   #6
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Some fish like to sit on the heater and they'll get burned. My raphael hid behind a heater and had a white burn on his head for a while. I just moved the heater away from the corner. A cage isn't necessary, but it might not be a bad idea if you have fish that sit in one spot for a while.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:26 PM   #7
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I have Hydor Theos for all my tanks. Every couple months petsmart puts them on sale and I get a $5 off coupon. I have bought them all that way. They are really nice. Top of the line in my opinion.
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Some fish like to sit on the heater and they'll get burned. My raphael hid behind a heater and had a white burn on his head for a while. I just moved the heater away from the corner. A cage isn't necessary, but it might not be a bad idea if you have fish that sit in one spot for a while.
My cacellian will rap around it to hide. And my cacellian does not need to get burned. Severumguys sounds best with the protective casing. Thanks guys.
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I've yet to see a marineland heater that has a shield... the only two I'm aware of that they make are the visi-therm and the stealth pro... neither of which have shields on them. Fluval makes one though...FLUVAL - Where design meets innovation
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I've yet to see a marineland heater that has a shield... the only two I'm aware of that they make are the visi-therm and the stealth pro... neither of which have shields on them. Fluval makes one though...FLUVAL - Where design meets innovation
But yes is it safe though?
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