Need New Aquarium Heater, Best Choice?
My 350 watt ViaAqua (VA-350T) Titanium Header just up and quit yesterday, I came home and my tank was a few degrees cool, sometimes my son touches the knob on the control, so I turned it up and it never came on, I turned it all the way up and no response.
So After several years of reliable service, I am now in the market for a new tank heater.
I would LIKE to get one with a digital read out of both current tank temp and set temp. Hopefully one that's more accurate. The ViaAqua I had set at about 75 degrees which kept my tank at 77-79 degrees.
I would prefer more of a controller type than just a thermostat type. I don't mind spending a little money, but I really don't want to spend $200-$300!
When I bought the ViaAqua it came highly recommended from people on this forum. It's been several years now and there have been advancements in the heaters available.
Can anyone make some suggestions? It MUST be externally controlled, The heating element and thermostat go in my sump and the controller is mounted on the inside wall of my tank stand.
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