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    Reliable heater?

    I wondered if yall could give me some insight on your choice of heaters. I know some of you don't use them, but I do. I need some recommendations, please?

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    I like the eheim/jager or aqueon pro.
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    I've been wondering the same thing and doing a lot of Googling. It seems like the Eheim Jagers earn the most recommendations / fewest complaints of the submersible types.

    The Hydor ETH in-line heater looks really interesting if you don't want an ugly heater in your tank, assuming you also have a canister filter. If your canister uses corrugated hoses (Fluval) you'll need to replace a few with regular tubing. I'm not sure how long these have been around; a lot of folks seem to like them but I haven't been able to ascertain how reliable they are.
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    Aqueon Pro blends nicely with a black background.
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    I myself prefer Eheim/Jager, but some of my smaller nanos require some very oddball ones to make certain they fit and are adjustable. I had to find one for a 2 gallon bowfront that fit and could be adjusted and finally ordered it online. It works well, just can't remember the maker. The flaw of deciding on a small Sulawesi tank and remembering they like 80-82 degree water...
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    As already mentioned, Eheim Jager and Aqueon pro. I, myself, am planning to buy a Eheim Jager from Drsfostersmith since they are having their summer sale and they are being discounted. 300watt heater for $22! There's also titanium heaters which are much more accurate than most heaters but cost much more. The cheaper titanium ones are around $40 but the better ones can run you up to $100+ depending on wattage. Also as mentioned, if you are running a canister and don't like the look of a heater inside the tank, in-line heaters are another option and can also get a bit pricey based of wattage. I have a wet/dry filter so, my heaters go in there and aren't visible in the actual tank.

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    EK is also selling some Marineland Stealth heaters for only $5 here! They're nice and blend into your background (if you have black).

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    I like the Ti heaters, WON/Finnex/JBJ.
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    +1 for Eheim/Jager and titanium heaters. I have two ViaAqua Titanium heaters with the external controllers and like them because they fit very neatly in the wet/dry with the controller mounted wherever you want. Same goes for the Finnex/JBJ Titanium heaters that EK mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eklikewhoa View Post
    I like the Ti heaters, WON/Finnex/JBJ.
    +1 JBJ w/ controller could get a bit pricey though

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