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James Langan
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Aquarium Heaters, Reliability & Longevity
Nov 29th, 2019 at 12:14pm
 
Lately I've been having very poor experiences with aquarium heaters in my tanks.  Generally new heaters I have purchased are only lasting 12-16 months at the most.

In contrast, I some older Jaeger heaters (green body style) from the late 80s early 90s still in continued service.  Quite a difference.  I'm wondering what other killifish hobbyists are experiencing.

Please post and let me know?

Best regards, Jim Langan, AKA Webmaster
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Reply #1 - Nov 29th, 2019 at 3:25pm
 
I remember those Jager heaters - they really were well made. Since I'm in Florida now, I have the opposite problem
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Reply #2 - Nov 30th, 2019 at 3:57pm
 
Bought an Acqeon 50 watt heater today, past heaters of this type lasted about 14 months.  I'll followup on reliability as this moves onward with this one.  I have a couple of other trials in the works moving forward too.

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Reply #3 - Dec 18th, 2019 at 11:51am
 
Aquarium heaters used to be as reliable as sunrise and sunset now I'm hearing different. I just bought a brand new German made 50 watt Eheim heater. I'll keep you posted about it.
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Reply #4 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 3:59pm
 
I just put in-service a Marineland 150 watt, electronic control heater.  This heater has a lifetime warranty from Marineland.  I'll post follow ups as I have information to report.

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Reply #5 - Jan 21st, 2020 at 9:43am
 
Funny this topic came up as I had just watched a newer video on YouTube about heaters and their reliability. I'll post the link and while some of it is basic overall I do think it gives a good explanation why these don't last long.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8u2IwRgHZCU

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