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Overawed
11-04-2002, 09:45 PM
I've just ordered a 250 watt Ebo Jager heater from bigals, I've heard many speak highly of this brand. What are your thoughts? Should I go with two in one tank?

I have a Marineland 300 watt, it is weird but works ok. It has auto temp settings.

I've had many of the PP Thermoflows, the last one I found this morning flooded with water in the 55g.

I hope the Ebo Jager can stand the test of time.

Rudy
11-04-2002, 09:51 PM
What size tank OW?

Ebo are definately the most reliable in my books however if you remember thermal cooked my first mbuna tank

catfishes
11-05-2002, 05:58 PM
Use an Ebo Jaeger myself - found them to be pretty reliable and long lasting. Definately need to know your tank size though, so you don't overheat by accident.

jnorris
11-05-2002, 06:40 PM
I have one and it seems to keep it at a constant temp. !

Overawed
11-06-2002, 04:41 PM
I have not decided which tank it will go in. Either the 55g or the 90g. I thought the thermostat would prevent overheatiing. :?:

Rudy, yes I remember, thanks for reminding me about the thermals :shock:

Rudy
11-06-2002, 04:49 PM
In my opinion on either tank that 250 is fine. All it means is that if the thermostat was to ever stick or fail the heater would cook your 55 2 watts faster.

You should talk to Cichlidjeans he uses a 200 watt on a 25 gallon and has no problems, but then again I use 100 watts on a 10 gallon. I imagine our houses will stink really good one day :shock:

Chet
11-06-2002, 05:17 PM
I keep seeing people recommend titanium heater, but I don't really know what that's all about. Seems like a titanium heater would last much longer and be much more durable than any glass heater. I personally just order my first two ebo-jaegers from BigAl's. I hope they're as good as everyone says. I have a crappy non-submersible heater that came with my 55, and it makes me nervous as hell. I just hope I get it replaced before I end up with a boiled Green Terror. :shock:

Overawed
11-18-2002, 09:32 AM
The Jager was too long to put in my 55g so it ended up in the 90g by default. I think it is responsible for the escape of my frog as the suction cups are up too high on the tank, I am reluctant to lower them down over the heater coils.

Rudy
11-18-2002, 09:34 AM
Hey Ow why don't you suction it near the bottom of the 55 on an angle.

Overawed
11-18-2002, 05:40 PM
Because I am not as smart as you Rudy ;) thanks for the tip :lol:

jnorris
11-18-2002, 07:06 PM
Has anyone heard of heaters that actually are built in a canister? I know the Ehiem has one. Are they good?

Rudy
11-19-2002, 09:31 AM
Since they are about 3 times the price of normal heaters I would say yes. :D

It would sure help OW hide his heaters. The only problem is that people like me hate canister filters :twisted:

Overawed
11-19-2002, 09:31 AM
[quote:1b4ed98c53="jnorris"]Has anyone heard of heaters that actually are built in a canister? I know the Ehiem has one. Are they good?[/quote:1b4ed98c53]

Yeah, I've even seen hang on the backs with heaters built into them.

jnorris
11-19-2002, 09:34 PM
No I am talking about "real" canister filters. The one I am looking at has a digital display and the heater is a core that is on the base area of the canister.

Overawed
11-20-2002, 10:39 AM
Yeah, I figured, that is pretty cool sounding. I would think its is very reliable.