Originally Posted by bettabuddyq
I have had an atman heater for about 1 1/2 now and i don't think that it's working anymore. I own one betta in a 5 gallon tank and bought the heater when i bought him. I got a thermometer and dropped it in and it reads 20 degrees Celsius! Ok i didn't freak out. The Heater was set to 24 degrees and so think it that maybe raising the temperature setting to 26 would raise it to 24. Crossed my fingers and nothing happened.Still 21 degrees so i now have two questions. Could it be that my thermometer is giving me a false reading. It's NOT digital it's one of those normal thermometers. I don't think it's possible, but it's worth to ask. Now i am probably going to buy a new heater so is the Marineland Visi-Therm Stealth Submersible Aquarium Heater any good? If you don't have a opinion on this question it's ok i just really need to know if it's the heater or the thermometer giving me a false reading?
Thanks in advance, i'm new to this forum so i'm sorry if i posted this in the wrong place.
Heater problems?I have had alot of trouble with different types of aquarium heaters too.. I have had the same problems with overheating and then the heaters will quit working or be so radical in the temp variances it's scary! I use marineland stealth visi-therm heaters in all my aquariums[ 10 are currently in use]. I like them because they are sturdy[ no glass to break and are also inconspicuous, and are completely submersible.. But, i had 6 of them go nuts 3 years ago... I replaced them through the company and found out that the marineland company had a recall on them for these problems.. The newest version to correct these problems has a lighted adjustment knob to indicate whether or not the heater is "on"... Heaters are expensive, and so is your livestock... It is frustrating, huh...? I don't like the glass models as they can and do break[ my oscars taught me that years ago...] and the titanium models are outrageous in price[ my personal opinion only ] i still advocate the stealths, but perhaps one of the other members can suggest/recommend another a product? The stealth heaters i have now appear to be behaving themselves... Cindy