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post #11 of 15 Old 03-24-2012, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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yeah its a little small, but ive always been able to get away with underheating my bigger tanks. The room stays a rock solid 70-72 degrees, as its below grade, and the 110g and 55g dont bleed much heat. BUT, now ill be going to 2 200 watters this time.

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-06-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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as I said, I emailed eheim about the issue. They requested proof of purchase, which was emailed to them. Many days passed, no reply. So I emailed them to see if the proof of purchase was acceptable and to check on the replacement's status, still no reply. Its been almost 3 weeks that I have been limping along using an old green jager heater that is stuck ON. I unplug it for a couple hours a day and the temp has been holding a pretty steady 80-81 degrees. But still its a hassle. 3 weeks since my warrantied heater failed and still no replacement from them...

I think my days of being an eheim fan may be drawing to a close, sadly I guess Ill be coughing up the bucks for a fluval M or aqueon pro.

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post #13 of 15 Old 04-06-2012, 09:03 AM
i always use visatherm heaters. i have had two tanks for for prolly 14 years and ive prolly replaced them twice. honestly both times i replaced them they were still working but i saw moisture in the heater so i replaced them for good measure. i would say th current ones i have are over 8 years old .

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post #14 of 15 Old 04-06-2012, 09:25 AM
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As with all things these days, China now manufactures pretty much everything. Even if it is assembled elsewhere, the parts still come from China.

So some people may have a 10 year old piece of equipment that works like a champ, while the same companies current products may be complete crap.
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-06-2012, 11:44 AM
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I've had good luck with the el cheapo Top Fins. Maybe not the best, but at least you don't have to worry about your balance before you go to buy one.
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