What has been your best heater?

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  1. Bendor

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    I am struggling with heaters. My first Red Sea heater got stuck at +40 degrees, luckily this was in my salt mix not my tank. I bought a Sicce for the tank but it either only switches on at 24.3 degrees or at 26.5 degrees. If I only move it a quarter of a nut hair knerts millimeter then it jumps between these two numbers which causes problems with my chiller. The temp is nice and stable but the chiller and the heater fight a bit.

    I need a heater that can reliably go on at 25 and off at 26 degrees. Or should I rather get one of these external temp measure probes controllers that they use for making beer?
     
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    Jager by far
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    I was introduced to Jager heaters a few years ago, I currently have a 300w and two 150w Jagers, they are all about 6 years old I think, never given me a days trouble and their temperature sensing/readings seem to be pretty accurate. They are a lot longer than normal heaters so check that it will fit before you buy one.
     
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    or get a temp controller i solves all problems

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    i have one i have never had problems
     
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    Jagar without a doubt!
     
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    Awesome, thanks!
     
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    about 2 years no not days trable except when the probe come out of water and the tank heated 30 deg the one time ,other than that it works perfect in heating as well as cooling control
     
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    and it spot on with the temp i have set mine with in 1 deg
     
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    I recenty changed heaters from a cheapy to a Jager. The cheapy 300W could not get my tank (700L)to 25 degrees in winter, and only managed about 23 degrees, and was running 24/7. I know this for a fact as I connected a electricity monitor to it to check the consumption. Then I changed to the Jager 300W. It is now capable of keeping my tank at 25 degrees without any issues and it even switches off at times. I connected the electricity monitor to it and on average it uses about 600W less per day which equates to about R25 a month. So I now use less electricity and it can keep my tank warmer.

    They are expensive and very long though. It is about 50cm long IIRC.
     
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    Thanks for the help. STC-1000 220V ordered and paid for via Ebay. Free shipping as you said, total of 191 Mandelas.
     
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    Awesome! just ordered one
     
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    good stuff glad i could help @mariusmeyer if that Jagger is really that good i am buying one asap just to save the on the power costs
     
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    Thats exactly why I got one. I used to run 2 300W cheaper heaters rated at 400L each. The jager is rated at 700-1000L IIRC.
     
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    THE ONE AND ONLY BRAND I USE AND TRUST IS JAGER


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    how long are they
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    About 50cm long. So a bit tricky getting the big ones in the sump if you dont have big chamber. I placed mine in the DSB chamber.
     
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    The 250W is 23 inches so about 57cm.

    Very long. Probably the most length per watt and bang for buck if you have space in your trunk.
     
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