looking to buy new heater

  1. lynnie

    lynnie Initiate Member

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    hmm i was wondering what is your opinions on rean smartheaters
     

  2. Lucy

    Lucy Moderator Moderator Member

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    Hi lynnie, I moved your question to a thread of it's own.
    The other thread was pretty old.
    You'll get more responses this way. :)
     

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    lynnie

    lynnie Initiate Member

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    thank you i havent got the hang of how to ask questions yet. everyone here is so nice:;perfect
     
  4. Meenu

    Meenu Fishlore VIP Member

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    I don't know that heater. I have an Eheim from Petsmart that I've been happy with. A lot of people here rave about the Stealths.
     
  5. Toddnbecka

    Toddnbecka Member Member

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    I prefer Marineland stealth heaters. I've used at least 5 or 6 other brands, from Visi-therm to Hydor Theo, even a titanium heater with a remote thermostat. Aside from being more dependable in the long run, stealth heaters have a lifetime guarantee.
     
  6. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    I have stealths in almost every tank. The lifetime warranty can't be beat, they are shatter proof, they have an auto-off feature when not in the water, and they're totally black and do not stick out or draw attention. With a black background, they blend right in.
     
  7. Aquarist

    Aquarist Fishlore Legend Member

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    Hello Lynnie. I too like the stealth heaters. I have them in all of my tanks. I just recently upgraded to the Marineland Stealth Pro Heaters for my 265g tank.
    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=21323
    They have an indicator light that glows green when the temperature has been reached or surpassed and glows red when the heater is actually functioning. Very accurate to within 1 degree.
    The original Stealth heaters do not have indicator lights.
    Ken
     
  8. GMCMaxx

    GMCMaxx Member Member

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    I have been using the Rena Smartheater with my Rena Smartfilter for about 9 months. It looks good and the temperature stays pretty stable. Usually only fluxuates .5 degrees according to my digital thermometer.
     
  9. Jaysee

    Jaysee Fishlore Legend Member

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    Isn't the smartheater supposed to fit inside the smartfilter or something like that?
     
  10. GMCMaxx

    GMCMaxx Member Member

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    You are sort of right. The heater replaces the intake tube of the filter. The water passes through the heater to get into the filter.
     

  11. GMCMaxx

    GMCMaxx Member Member

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    Here is a picture of it in my tank

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