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Old 12-03-2011, 06:56 PM   #11 
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After loosing my 300w last night to a stupid mistake of not unplugging it before draining the tank I may try this out.. I actually need a couple so.
it says "anti explosion" not "anti idiot"

even the marineland heaters were frying when they didn't actually explode.

The mounting bracket is shown by manufacturer over the heating area of the tube, a MAJOR no-no, I'd give it a skip and possibly not buy from the seller.

I do NOT see the UL of underwriter's laboratory, it may be an illegal import.
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #12 
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I Will of course report how they do.. I am going to set them up in a non live tank for a few days & see how they hold the temp & do.

Edit: also of note I do not expect that it will be UL rated.. Being as UL ratings are a US thing where we have a 60hz electrical grid & these run at 50hz. However heating elements typically wont care about the difference.. & Just because there is no UL rating doesnt mean you cant use it in the US. UL is just one of several NERTL's that do the same thing.


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Old 12-03-2011, 10:59 PM   #13 
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it says "anti explosion" not "anti idiot"

even the marineland heaters were frying when they didn't actually explode.

The mounting bracket is shown by manufacturer over the heating area of the tube, a MAJOR no-no, I'd give it a skip and possibly not buy from the seller.

I do NOT see the UL of underwriter's laboratory, it may be an illegal import.

How wonderfully rude.
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Old 12-04-2011, 11:34 AM   #14 
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it says "anti explosion" not "anti idiot"

even the marineland heaters were frying when they didn't actually explode.

The mounting bracket is shown by manufacturer over the heating area of the tube, a MAJOR no-no, I'd give it a skip and possibly not buy from the seller.

I do NOT see the UL of underwriter's laboratory, it may be an illegal import.
Exactly my thoughts, the first thing i noticed was no UL, and it just seems too cheap. And Brian please do report
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #15 
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I just looked at it and went "ack!" Just something about it doesn't sit right with me. Heck, I'd probably use a desk lamp over that thing :P
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #16 
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Yah, a bit sketchy hey?
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #17 
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Heh.. So I work in electronics of sorts.. Specifically in power generation. Walk through walmart's electronics dept & 98% of what you see was made by the cheapest bidder in china.. Its all just as questionable..

I have the told needed to test its performance & will do so before putting it in a tank with fish..
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Old 12-05-2011, 06:21 AM   #18 
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Well the seller on Amazon just cancelled the order.. They said they dont have them in stock. So no Super Cheapo heater for me..
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:05 AM   #19 
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Has anyone read any review on them? I cant seem to find any...
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:30 AM   #20 
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Buy direct from the drop shipper here. It will take a month to get your goods due to China shipping but they are trustworthy.

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/200w-su...20v-110v-53153

Or

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/200w-aq...220-240v-53880

I'm almost willing to place money on it that these heaters are being made by the same group of manufacturers that makes the Tetra heaters. It could explain why people have issues with the Tetras not keeping even small tanks up to temp (220v vs 110v and they probably just change the plug )
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