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Peterjay
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Joined: 19 Feb 2011
Location: Gales Ferry, CT, USA

PostPosted: 2011.04.26(Tue)8:33    Post subject: Heater Help Reply with quote

I'm currently in the process of planning and setting up a 90-gallon tank that I hope to use as an angelfish species tank if the water parameters work out. Everything is pretty much decided with the exception of the heaters. I plan to use a couple of 250 (+-) watt units, but I've been out of the hobby for quite some time, and my knowledge of current equipment is poor to say the least. If anybody has any recommendations, I'm all ears. The tank will be a heavily planted open top with a black background, and I'm a fanatic about hiding equipment, so that's a consideration. Thanks in advance for any help.
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carpalstunna
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Joined: 25 Mar 2011
Location: Canton, OH

PostPosted: 2011.04.26(Tue)13:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that some canister filters have built in heaters, eheim, fluval maybe both. Also Hydor makes an inline heater for canisters that I am tempted to try. That way nothing in your tank.
If you have hang on filters then a submersible one is what you are left with. I have had my marineland submersibles for 3 years with no issues.
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Cinder
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Location: Colorado

PostPosted: 2011.04.27(Wed)19:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have two heaters in my big tank: both are Jagers -- I've had one heating for 5 years with zero problems. The other one was used when I bought it and is still working perfectly after a year.
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Peterjay
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PostPosted: 2011.04.28(Thu)9:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many thanks for the input folks. The heater is the final part of the puzzle - lights and filtration are good to go. Can't wait to get started on the substrate and hardscape. Again, thanks. PJ
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