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    Are Eheim Jagers Reliable?

    Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by imabot, Nov 7, 2018.

    1. imabot

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      Looking into getting a 150 watt for my 20g and wondering what you guys think of them :help2:
       
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      Personally, I'm not a fan of their heaters. I went through 3 of them in a year. Thought they would be good since everyone talks great about Eheim, but I guess that's just for their classic filters. Last straw was when one of them stayed "On" and made fish stew out of my 75g tank.
       
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      damn, that's horrible. I just used a tetra heater for my 10 gallon tank and it's been doing fine, now I'm a bit worried lol.
       
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      They used to be good. Use a temp controller like an Inkbird or a Ranco and you wont have to worry about stuck thermostats.
       
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      Jagers went downhill in quality when Eheim bought them out years ago. The owner of one of the largest online aquatic retail outlets here in Canada told me a number of years ago that their heaters have the highest return rate out of all of the various lines that he sells.
       
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      Check out the new fluval advanced heaters. Pretty awesome from what I hear.
       
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      Haven't had issues with mine in 3 years. Might be a single case there...
       
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      I'm glad this thread has come up. I'm at the stage now where I don't have any confidence with any heaters. So I got inkbird units for my tanks and they failed too! I mean, how difficult can it be for these companies to manufacture reliable heating systems?

      At the minute i'm running juwel aqua heat 300's (on their own, no temp controllers due to my ongoing inkbird issues). I've had one issue so far and that was when one of them stuck on and my water hit 90 degrees overnight which is a shocking issue to have with any heater.

      Everytime I walk past my tanks now i'm checking the thermometer, i'm touching the glass, i'm dangling my fingers in the water. I'm the best temperature controller for my tanks at the moment so i'm hoping that this thread can identify a brand of heater that is reliable and i'll give them a try. I don't even mind paying silly money for a heater, after all it's probably the most important piece of equipment in a tropical set up.
       
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      I'm considering building a Raspberry Pi Heater controller. Can also use it to run my lights and log temperature.
       
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