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Old 10-11-2004, 10:11 PM   #1
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Please recommend a GOOD heater :+)

Hi all,
I currently have a 55gallon and I am using a 300W Aquatic Gardens heater from Petco.

Problem is that it does not maintain temperature. When I go to sleep the temp is at 80. I wake up, the temp is at 76.

I don't mind spending the money. I just need a good heater..

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Old 10-11-2004, 10:30 PM   #2
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Just get another 100W or 150W heater and put it on the other side of the tank. No point in getting a brand new heater when this works for the most part. It is just hard for it to keep the other side heated at night when the room temp. drops to 65-70. I live in the basement and had the same problem with my 20 gal. I had a 100W heater and it dropped 4-5 degrees at night. I went to PetSmart and bought a 50W for the other side and all is good now. So, if you buy 100W or a 150W you should be good to go...
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Old 10-11-2004, 10:31 PM   #3
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I use Ebojagger heaters, never had any problems with them.

You didn't say what type of tank you have (FW,SW) also if you have MH lighting this will raise the temperature in your tank. IM sure others will post everyone has there favorites.
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i second ebo-jager heaters, cheap and efficient they will mantain within + or - 1 degrees i think
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I'm assuming they have a FW tank since this person posted in the freshwater section what type of ebojagger do you use? I'm also looking at heaters for a 55 gal freshwater and I see all these names and numbers, but in the descriptions it never says how big of a tank it will heat. Can someone clearify this?
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Old 10-11-2004, 11:40 PM   #6
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I like Visitherms and Ebo-Jagers, which are now an Eheim product. AFAIK the heaters have not lost anything in terms of quality. Tronic heaters are good, from what I have heard.
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Visi therms are great heaters.
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i love my Tronic Heater by Hagen, but then again, i have nothing to compare it to!
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Old 10-12-2004, 12:19 AM   #9
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Adding a second heater at the other end of the tank should solve your problems. I prefer 2 heaters anyway, if one dies, your tank will not drop to a dangerous point for your fish. What kink of thermometer do you have? I like the glass vial type. I have tried the plastic ones that stick on the glass and found them to be inaccurate. I put 2 on one tank and they never read within 5 degrees of one another.
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i liek the ebo's. they have the numbers on the heater so you dont have to guess where 80 is or watever. also it never goes 2 + -
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