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    SCAPE Member Just Planted xtinacao's Avatar
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    Mini tank heater burned down



    Just happened, my heater burned down the plastic. Tank goodness I was home.
    I'm concerned for the next heater I buy.
    Anyone else have this type of issue in the past?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bella aqua View Post
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    Thanks!



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    Unfortunately, there just are not many reliable heaters these says. Those most commonly used are still those with failures. I use an eheim jager, myself, for my reef, and a hydor in-line for my fw.

    I prefer in-line, but hydor is the only one who makes one.

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    I use Aquatop, and Fluval heaters

    Did you have enough space around the water heater so water could flow free around it? or was it jammed in a corner with a bunch of stuff like rocks or deco?

    Aqua Forest Aquarium in San Francisco sells really nice adjustable dial heaters 25 & 50W. I'm saving up for one to order online. They sell a Hydor 200W inline too

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    Here is my two cents for what it is worth...

    I switched my heaters to Aqueon PRO after having two Hydor's fail. I did a lot of looking around and reading reviews, the Aqueon Pro heaters are virtually shatter proof, fully submersible, very accurate (electronic thermostat instead of mechanical) and have a lifetime warranty. They are not the cheapest but for what you get for the price I think they are very affordable. Make sure to buy the PRO model as the standard lower grade version is junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pescador View Post
    Here is my two cents for what it is worth...

    I switched my heaters to Aqueon PRO after having two Hydor's fail. I did a lot of looking around and reading reviews, the Aqueon Pro heaters are virtually shatter proof, fully submersible, very accurate (electronic thermostat instead of mechanical) and have a lifetime warranty. They are not the cheapest but for what you get for the price I think they are very affordable. Make sure to buy the PRO model as the standard lower grade version is junk.
    While the aqueon pro comes with a LTW, do know that it is only granted as a one time replacement, and they actually expect you to retain the receipt, despite sending in the warranty card.

    But, for consideration of cost, it is exactly the same price as the Jager (or darn near enough).

    Unfortunately, anything that plugs into a wall will never last forever, but even so, paying $10 more for something otherwise on the $20 range is always a wise investment.

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    Consider picking up a temp controller for added piece of mind. I've never had a catastrophic failure like that but you always read about them.

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    Thanks for the responses. Some plants particle was stuck in the intake of the tank causes heater running dry.

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    Unbelievable. Aqueon Pro heaters may be the best. If you like cheap, choosing Tetra aquarium heater. Read the guide here: https://portlandaquarium.net/fish-tank-heater/
    Last edited by supperfish; 11-19-2020 at 09:56 PM.
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