Originally Posted by KSum89
I just got in my eheim jager today. Should i fully submerge it into my sump horizontally, it wont fit vertical.. Huge heater. It says fully submergable and i have been researching it, i havent ran across any problems others had with it!
-side note: i did have a aqueon pro, but it exploded in. It was fully submerged horizontally in my sump. I had all my livestock live (FOWLR
) but my GBTA died during that incident.
Actually horizontal is not recommended. Ive gone through many heaters over the years and jagers are highly reliable. However any heater when fully submersed is susceptible and liable to leak. This usually happens at the top seal, unless the glass/quartz is cracked.
Saltwater over time will take its toll on even the toughest heater. If possible i always suggest keeping the top exposed. This will also help prevent any toxic leaks into your tank as long as the glass is intact.
In either case the longest lifespan i give my heaters is 2 years. No matter the condition they are replaced. Heaters are the leading cause of a tank catastrophe and i try to avoid it at all costs.
Yes you can fully submerge it, however i think you will have better long term reliability if you dont. However since you already have the heater and it wont fit vertical then use it horizontal. Just re sure it doesn't get hit with any falling rocks etc. and keep an eye on it over time for leaks like any heater.
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