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Old 11-24-2007, 06:32 PM   #1
 
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Best heater?

I am looking for a really good heater for my 30 gallon community. My appartment heat fluctuates slightly and I want the heater to maintain a steady temperature. This is the most important element of the heater for me, price is not really a concern I am just looking for the best heaters available
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Old 11-24-2007, 07:47 PM   #2
 
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Titanium heaters are the way to go. More accurate, less delicate, most are accurate/precise to 1F
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Old 11-25-2007, 01:25 AM   #3
 
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I like Visa-Therm either the Deluxe or the Stealth. The Stealth is unbreakable with a low water cut off, but it doesn't have an indicator light. The Deluxe is glass with an indicator, but no low water cut off. I prefer the Stealth. Both are accurate within 1 degree.
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:15 PM   #4
 
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Is it the Via Aqua Titanium? I think the 100 watt will do it but maybe I need a 150?
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Old 11-25-2007, 08:31 PM   #5
 
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I would go with 150W for your size of tank. :)
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Old 11-25-2007, 09:39 PM   #6
 
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take my advice here, get one with a low-water cut off lol I blew up a heater in my toad tank last night doing a water change because my stupid self didnt unplug the heater first!
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:20 AM   #7
 
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I agree with 150 watt.

Some good reviews and info here........


http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/top.../TPheaters.htm
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
 
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Thanks for the info everyone, yes I definitely want a cut-off when the heater is exposed to air!
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:28 PM   #9
 
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http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...8&pcatid=11368
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:36 PM   #10
 
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Visotherm or The titanium heater for sure. As far as it having a shut off, there is always the option of laying the heater on its side well below the level of a water change so you never have to worry about it or even just above the substrate.

If you are using a cnaister filter, get an inline heater. Would be just as accurate and you don't have to worry about it cluttering the tank at all nor having a shut off.
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