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Old 05-15-2006, 09:20 AM   #1
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Whats your heater recommendations?

I would like some input on heaters, specifically shatterproof titanium style ones? I will be stocking some "playfull" large species, and I remember years ago some species like to bite on the bottom of the heater. I have a 90G tank, so I need roughly 400W of output. Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2006, 09:27 AM   #2
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a heater that is 400W - 450W will do nicely.

Personally I only use Won Brothers Pro Heat 2 or Ebo Jager (Ehiem Jager now) heaters.

You can find a review of the 250W Ebo Jager heater in the Product & Retailer Reviews section.
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I use the via-aqua titanium heater, which is a similar setup to the Won Brothers. It's nice to have the controls outside of the aquarium. If you are aiming for 400W, it is best to go with 2 200W heaters, just as a failsafe--if one heater starts rising out of control, it will take longer before cooking the fish.
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:24 AM   #4
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Ever consider an inline heater?

I love my Hydors:

http://bigalsonline.com/catalog/prod...;pcid1=;pcid2=
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:02 AM   #5
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If you have canister filters or a sump, inline heaters are the way to go.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:35 PM   #6
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but doesnt an inline heater slow down the GPH output of a cannister? add a UV sterilizer on top of that and you have drastically reduced your GPH, correct?
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Uh, I don't know. I don't think so, and it was not mentioned in the owners manual (of course). And I never measured flow before and after installing. But it is very effective in distributing heat around the tank, since the heated water is injected via your outflow.
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Yeah I was looking at the ETH heater too for my XP3 but im also going to run a UV so I dont know how that will affect my gph, but an XP3 on a 55 is got a little room to be lenient on the GPH
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The Hydor ETH 300 on the XP3 won't reduce flow at all. I'm using it on my 75G, and my temp stays constant. If you are using a cannister on the 90g, 1 Hydor ETH 300 will be enough, IMO. with the amount of flow from the XP3, the temp will remain constant.
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i put a inline hydor on my xp3 and my temp doesnt vary even one degree on my 75. it only cost me 10$ more than the reg heater of the same wattage. plus you have less eye sores in your tank
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