Heater advice needed.

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  1. JDV

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    Hi Guys

    I need some advice please, I need to replace my 300w heater, I don’t trust it I found my tank sitting on 19c on Saturday morning almost shit myself. I turned it up to 26 on the heater the tank was on 23c this morning I would like to use 2x 150w Jagger heaters instead. How do I go about setting them so that they work together. Also a 300w Jagger heater is to long for my sump.
     
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  3. shaunn

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    u need to get a tempreture controller
     
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    work together? temp controll unit maybe,

    shaunn should have some more detail on them, otherwise their internal temp regulators will turn them on and off inderpendantly,
     
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    it also has a cool side so in summer u can hook up a fan to the cooling side
     
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    I like the temp controller idea but what I want to know, if I put 2 heaters in and set them both of 25c “argument sake the temp setting on the heater is correct” I assume the
    More sensitive one of the 2 will kick in first and second one will not due to the water now worming up. So in my mind the one heater will work harder than the other one, correct?
    Is there a way to prevent this or not really?
     
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    set the one to 24 and the other to 25
     
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    or get a controller
     
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    Ok cool thanks for the advice. I have some thinking todo.
     
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    I have 2 300w jagers set at 25.5C and this seems to work perfectly for me. Lots of flow in the chamber where my heaters are and they seem to come on and go off together mostly.
     
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    set them both to 30 C and have the temp controller control the temp :)
     
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    no don't set them to 30c if the temp controller fails u fry your fish i have my heater set to 27c
     
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    if either of the temp regulators fail you fry fish...
     
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    if the temp controller fails on the (on setting) your heaters will switch off @ 27
     
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    heater regulator fails u still fry fish...
     
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    rather have some fail over than none
     
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    I read somewhere on the forum I think, the length on a jager 300w is 50cm is this true?
     
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    i have a 150watt jagger... awesum,you just need to calibrate it on startup but you cant go wrong with jagger and yes the 300 is wayyy long lol
     
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    They are quite long yes. wouldve guessed around 35 but 50 is possible.
     
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