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Old 10-09-2011, 07:56 PM   #1
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Just bought a tank.
I live in Northern California in the Sacramento Valley where the temperatures range from cold nights to warm days.
I want two heaters for the tank setup so I have an even heat distribution and some redundancy in case of a heater failure.
It is a 155g bow front glass tank.
I plan to use a fluval (FX5?) canister filter (or equivalent).

House is cold in winter, but I live alone, and I don't mind (I just pull on a sweater and make tea).
I don't us heat very often, although now I'll have to consider the fish, and might have to run the heat a bit more.

Which heaters seem to be the best when considering these factors?


What did I forget?

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Old 10-09-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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A lot of people like the aqueon pro series heaters. I like my marineland heater, but ever since there was a recall on them people stopped using them.

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Old 10-09-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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I had a Marineland heater that I liked, but since the recall I've been using the Fluval M series. So far it seems to be of the same quality as their other products. It doesn't look as obtrusive as some of my past heaters which is nice for a display tank.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:34 PM   #4
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Marineland and aqueon. No problems so far with both of them.
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:44 PM   #5
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Fluval Electronic ones are awesome IME I have 3 of them on my tanks.
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