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Old 08-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #1 
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Question Heater Advice

I am going to be replacing my heater (kit heater that came with my Marineland tank).

It's a 20G tank, so I want to get a 100W or 150W heater.

The ones I have been looking at at my LFS and LPS are:

Fluval M100 or M150


Eheim Jager TruTemp

Anyone have experience with either of these? Any other suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:07 PM   #2 
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:31 PM   #3 
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I don't usually recommend brands I haven't used, but if I had to pick....

Fluvals are somewhat new, but most of their products are relatively stylish & contemporary in design.

Some of the positives of the heater that I've seen.

  • 1,000,000 on & off cycles
  • Reflective mirror surface?
  • Slimmer design?
  • Blue on/off indicator light
  • Cap sealing system?
  • undergoes a 16 point QC assurance tests before leaving the factory...
  • Made in Italy.

I think I would go for the Fluval.

Not sure if you would need a 150W one for 20G, but Ottawa does get stone cold.
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Ya, I'm thinking the 100W would do me. That's what I have now. In the winter we never drop the house temp down below 68F (@ night)...and the tank was able to stay around 79-80F.
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:55 PM   #5 
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I have this 100 watt adjustable heater that has a thermostat. The price is AWESOME! and its worked perfectly for me :) Its on sale ATM for only $13!

http://www.amazon.com/ViaAqua-100-Wa.../dp/B00513MZ1I
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Old 08-20-2012, 09:46 PM   #6 
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I have this 100 watt adjustable heater that has a thermostat. The price is AWESOME! and its worked perfectly for me :) Its on sale ATM for only $13!

http://www.amazon.com/ViaAqua-100-Wa.../dp/B00513MZ1I
Thanks for the link. I'll have to see if I can get them here in Canada.

I like the look of the Fluval, since it's mirrored surface camouflages it and it's fully submersible, and the Eheim because it is fully submersible as well.
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Anyone have experience with either of these heaters? Or even the brands?
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:49 AM   #8 
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I have a Jager Ebo submersible heater. It's green & solidly built, but I don't like it. I bought it because it's glass is 2-3x thicker than the others, but it's hideous looking. I needed a coin to adjust the temperature as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HweAuFCl8uw

Jager makes good products, but they're not as stylish as the fluvals. Their company is more concerned about function over astethics.

ViaAquas are interesting heaters. I've never seen one in person, but they have a lot of good features & seems like it's designed well. I'm just curious about their durablity
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I have the Eheim Jager and love it. My old heater's temperature fluctuations were crazy, and the suction cups came off all the time. The Jager temperature starts out accurate and never fluctuates more than 1 degree. I can't compare it to the Fluval heater, but I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for an accurate and durable heater.
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I agree, MSG...the Eheim Jager isn't the prettiest of heaters. Not really worried so much about that, though. I never noticed my old one, and that thing is UGLY!

I read a customer review on the Fluval M100. The guy said that the mirrored heater reflected the tank lights which basically made it a glowing, uber-visible heater. Not fond of that idea!

Leatygreens, thanks for your comment. I've read so many great things about the Jagers, and that's why it was one of my picks.

I'm leaning toward the Eheim Jager I think. It's not as sleek and pretty, but I'm more worried about getting a heater that's accurate and durable. I've had so many problems with fluctuations!
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