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post #11 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 03:45 AM
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Ebo Jeager is surely the best, and one of the most expensive. If you want just as sturdy and a lot less money, try a brand named "AquaEl" for heaters. They're awesome, and the only brand I will buy anymore. They hold up as well in saltwater as in freshwater, and I have yet to have any problems with one after 4 yrs of running non stop. I have replaced all of my heaters with these over the past few yrs, and have not had any further heater problems since.
Very sorry to hear about your fish, Tracy.

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post #12 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 04:10 AM
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Sorry to hear about your fish Tracy.
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post #13 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 10:19 AM
I actually use these in all my tanks...
and set them to alarm at +-5 degrees of my normal temp. That along with my ViaAqua stainless steel heater, Wonn Brothers titanium heaters, or Hydor ETH inline heaters, my temps are usually +-1 degrees.

As mentioned previously on my posts, allot of people use heater controllers for worries of failing or failed heaters.

I do not like using glass heaters and prefer stainless steel or titanium heaters or even Inline heaters, since the controllers are outside the tank and seem to be very accurate. I prefer NOT having the heater element inside the tank, since there is a chance a fish may accidently get burnt.
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post #14 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you to everyone for all your replies and kind words. In my 12 years of fishkeeping, this was the first time it had happened (and hopefully the last). I'm very thankful that it did not happen in my large community tank, or my cichlid tank, or, God forbid, to my African Elephant Nose. The fish I lost were not expensive fish, but I still feel awful about the horrible way they died.

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post #15 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 08:27 PM
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i u sure it was the same one? ive allways use topfin stuff and never had any problems
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post #16 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 08:29 PM
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ive always use topfin stuff and never had any problems
Same here....I'm going to keep an eye on mine after hearing this though
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post #17 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 08:31 PM
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I actually use these in all my tanks...
and set them to alarm at +-5 degrees of my normal temp. That along with my ViaAqua stainless steel heater, Wonn Brothers titanium heaters, or Hydor ETH inline heaters, my temps are usually +-1 degrees.

As mentioned previously on my posts, allot of people use heater controllers for worries of failing or failed heaters.

I do not like using glass heaters and prefer stainless steel or titanium heaters or even Inline heaters, since the controllers are outside the tank and seem to be very accurate. I prefer NOT having the heater element inside the tank, since there is a chance a fish may accidently get burnt.
i asked for one of those moniters for christmas so mybe ill be ok
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ive always use topfin stuff and never had any problems
Same here....I'm going to keep an eye on mine after hearing this though
I did a Google search on Top Fin, and found a link that talked about heaters, and even there they mentioned that the Top Fin heaters are prone to malfunctioning :(

I would never buy another heater from Top Fin. I do use a lot of the Top
Fin products, but if a filter malfunctions I won't have dead fish in less than 24 hours and will be sure to notice that it is not working. Unfortunately, heaters are 'silent' and you don't know until notice the malfunction until you see dead fish and feel the hot water.

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post #19 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 10:00 PM
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Unfortunately, heaters are 'silent' and you don't know until notice the malfunction until you see dead fish and feel the hot water.
That's one thing I hate about using heaters. I had to check my heater all the time to ensure it's not malfunctioning otherwise it'll boil even my discus and rams to death.
Oh no!! Not my expensive fish.

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post #20 of 40 Old 11-21-2006, 10:23 PM
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ill just pray it works till i have enough to buy two new ones
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