Heaters. What are you using.

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  1. Biglurr54

    Biglurr54 Active Member

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    After the recent brs episode, I got thinking about heaters.

    I hate how heaters and considered consumable and not expected to last greater than three years. How long has your heater Been running?

    Any one have experience with aqueon pro heaters? They come with a lifetime warrantee and for $30 it's equivalent to a jager heater.

    Anyways what so you guys think are the best heaters for the money and why?
     
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  2. 3lusive

    3lusive Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Finnex Titanium for me, have used them for years with no issues.

    I have an Aqueon heater that I use in winter when mixing new water, but no consistent use to provide a useful review of it. Works when I need it.
     
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    NowGlazeIT Valuable Member R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Same here I use a aqueoun for water changes But I use a Jager with an inkbird for good redundancy
     
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    Ehime heaters is what I always use
     
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  5. lbacha

    lbacha Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I have never had a heater last more than a few years. I currently have 2 100w finnex titanium heaters in my nano reef (I like redundancy)
     
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    Two years on my Finnex Titanium.
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Finnex using apex as the controller
     
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    Big G Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor

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    Finnex Titanium with Finnex Controller on my DT
    Several Aqueon Pro's on my QTs

    I like them both. Two Thumbs Up!
     
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    Daltrey Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Two eheim jager ran by an apex.
     
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    pluikens Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Finnex titanium with inkbird controller. I currently run four of them of various sizes on my tanks and one with a built in thermostat for mixing.
     
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    lbacha Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Oh yeah I use my Apex to control them with 1 set at 79 and the other at 78 on their own controllers and both on the same apex outlet. I do this so one is used more than the other.
     
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    Eight years now, I have been runing 3 eheim jagers controlled by a ranco temp controller. Apex monitors water temp but doesn’t control the heaters.
     
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    Same here. I have them running 7 years without any issues. I have been thinking about replacing them with new ones just because they are so old.
     
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    trido Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I retired my old "ebo Jager " heaters after ten years. I replaced them two years ago with "eheim jagers" I try to not fully submerse them and use a controller.
     
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    Have Jagers in both my nanos ran off my Apex. one Jager in my DT along with a finnex back up, those are run off Finnex controllers until next month. Then they will be Apex controlled.
     
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    HB AL Valuable Member

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    I'm not sure what brand heater I have, Ehiem maybe, but I know I paid good money for it 11 years ago, keeps tank steady at 78.6
     
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    I,m going to try something new, I bought a chiller that has a built in heater.i,m going to unplug the sump heater and see how it works out
     
  18. liveround69

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    I use the JBJ True Temp heater system. I have 2 of them on my systems and havent had a problem since i purchased them about 3 years ago. Great accuracy +/- 1 degree. Kind of pricey though. Usually runs a bit over $120 but sometimes you can catch an open box discount on Amazon for a $100.
     
  19. liveround69

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    Oops repeat.
     
  20. kazikage42

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    I've always used Aqueon Pro heaters. Super durable and never had one failed on me "knock on wood". I've tried eheim heaters but I can never get the temp right.
     
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