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Old 05-10-2005, 01:04 AM   #1
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Which brand of heater?

Hi, I'm getting a heater for my 20g tank and I'm wondering which brand to get. All have similar prices on ebay, so I was wondering if any1 thought any brands were better than others. Btw, I'm getting a 100W one, and I live in AUssie, so there might be some brands you guys in US won't recognise.

Aqua One
Resun
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Visi Therm <- I guess I prefer this since it appears to be shortest in length :P

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Old 05-10-2005, 02:58 AM   #2
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I have been using a Neptune, and I have had good success with it so far.
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Old 05-10-2005, 04:25 AM   #3
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I use a visi- therm 150 watt in my 20 gallon, horizontally near the bottom center behind my rocks, the tank stays a comfortable 78 degrees with little to no fluctuation.

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Old 05-10-2005, 05:31 AM   #4
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I would use Visa-Therm and anything by Eheim-Jager.
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Old 05-10-2005, 09:26 AM   #5
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I think the one advertised was just a "normal" Visi Therm and not a "Deluxe" edition. It should still be good, shouldn't it ?

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I haven't heard of the first 3 brands...thus I won't trust em. Visi-therm is a good brand, as is ebo-jager. Those are the only submersible's I trust.
I like Hydor's in-line heaters if you use a canister filter.
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Old 05-10-2005, 10:52 AM   #7
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I get the feeling, just by browsing lfs's and online stores that Aqua-one and Resun are repackaged cheapies, they look like brands which have a whole range of entry level (nasty PQ) equipment. You get what you pay for.
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Old 05-10-2005, 01:55 PM   #8
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This is the type of heater I use. Eventually all of my heaters will be replaced with this. I love it.

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Old 05-10-2005, 01:56 PM   #9
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Visi-Therm - It's the only brand that we use
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Old 05-10-2005, 02:08 PM   #10
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I like the Hagen Tronics because they have shields available to protect the heaters from rocks and keep fish from getting burned when they brush up against them. I use them in all of my tanks. Ebo-Jagers are probably the best brand that you can find anywhere.
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