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Old 09-08-2013, 07:53 PM   #31 
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I guess the Hydor Theo isn't a bad heater and I like how nicely it fits in my 2.5g
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So you are saying that if I like the size of the Hydor, I should just stick with that rather than switching to a Jager?
NO! I'm just laying out the reality of the aquarium heater world. The choice of heater is often a very personal decision and I have no right to tell you what to do.
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NO! I'm just laying out the reality of the aquarium heater world. The choice of heater is often a very personal decision and I have no right to tell you what to do.
Oh okay.
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Old 09-10-2013, 08:04 AM   #34 
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I've had three Hydor Theo heaters. My original trusty 25 watt gave out last week (actually, it started heating out of control, fortunately I noticed when the water was at 90 degrees and the thing was still heating, and Galahad was still alive. I tried fiddling with it, but it seems to have become stuck in the heating mode on any temp. Before that, I had needed to turn it way down for about a week to keep the temp down at 80ish...now I know why. Prior to that, it had been very trusty. My 50 watt (which is in a 3 gallon) works great, I keep it turned just a touch down (it's on ~78, keeps the tank right at 80). The new 25 watt I got for Galahad's 1.75 gallon, which just got upgraded to a 3 gallon, is on about 79 degrees and keeps it right at 81.

They are not perfect, but they are great little heaters. Nice and small, fitting in even tiny aquariums. I find I do need to re-calibrate them depending on the season (so in winter, when my apartment is always quite cool, maybe 60-65 degrees, I turn the heater up to 84 or so to keep things on 80, and when it got hot, I turned them down to the upper 70's to keep things on 80ish. I will agree they like to heat to 82 unless you are really watchful about calibrating juuuuuuust right.
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