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Old 11-07-2009, 02:22 AM   #1 
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Question Heater Brands?

Right so I'm trying to get a list of the things I need to get and I've found specific brands for everything but a heater.

This I'm having issues with, because I find one that I think will be good, look into it, and there's iffy responses. Plus I'm reading stories of cooked fish and am slowly becoming paranoid about this happening. I want to get a reasonably priced heater that's accurate and not sucky. So took a look at the threads you guys have here and there's nothing on what brands are the best.

I'm going to *hopefully* have a 5gal tank so what's a good 25 Watt heater?
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Old 11-07-2009, 04:06 AM   #2 
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I would recommend the Marineland stealth visitherm.They are very reliable.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:20 AM   #3 
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I use the Hydor 25 watt and have had no problems with it. I found Marineland is much more expensive than Hydor here, or else I would have bought a Marineland instead lol.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:12 AM   #4 
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I'm having good luck with the Petco brand 50 watt. I had to run out and get one quickly when the heater on my 5 gal. betta tank failed so grabbed the 50 watt until I could find a decent price on the stealth visitherm online (personal favorite).

So far so good with the Petco one. It's fully submersible and you can adjust the temp. which IMO is a must given the crazy temp swings here in good old New England.
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:14 AM   #5 
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The only heaters that I really trust, are Elite, and Visitherm. I had a Hydor Theo heater.... gosh. That thing was such a bad heater!
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Old 11-07-2009, 10:19 AM   #6 
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Whatever you do, don't get one of those pre-set Tetra heaters. Ughh, they don't work well.
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:10 PM   #7 
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I haven't had any trouble with my Tetra whispers... so far. lol
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Old 11-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #8 
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The ONLY heaters that I recommend are the Marineland Visi-Therm Stealth or Deluxe models. Believe me, I have a whole box full of cheaper heaters that malfunctioned on me and needed to be replaced. Now I just save the time and money and buy the good ones to start. If you are looking to buy a lot of stuff at once, check out drsfostersmith.com. They have cheaper prices, but the shipping is only worth it if you buy everything at once.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:15 PM   #9 
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I just came back with a Hydor Theo. I'll tell you how it is tomorrow.
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