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Stealth Pro Heaters
just brought back my 250 watt and got a 43 dollar cash refund. If you call Marineland you will not get anywhere.
They actually gave you cash? I got a gift card.
I always thought putting a heater in a sump sounded like a good idea. I might have told the person on the phone I keep it in the sump so if one of their poorly manufactured heaters explodes it doesn't take out the big tank.
fyi-Marineland has sent out letters to retailers to have them pull Stealth Pro Heaters from 100W-300W. You can get exchange or refunds. Not a recall though. Dr. Fosters is shipping me a Visitherm to replace my stealth. No stealths on marineland's website anymore. Ken's Fish has message on their website. Going to Petsmart to return the 200W today.
15% off coupon no longer valid, but 10% off still good as I just placed another order for 6-50w and 6-100w for a total of $107 and change delivered!! ;D ;D ;D
DUUUUUUUUUUDE! I said to lemme know so I could join in.
This is like arguing which is worse - a broken left leg or right leg. Both suck and are inconvenient.
If you have a big tank - get a temp. controller and a titanium or stainless tube heater. They basically never fail, are good for 20 years, and are simple to use and install. Just expensive.
My nicest heater is a pair of titanium elements being driven by a Ranco ETC in a 125g. I also run a lot of Visitherm stuff, mostly the old style- I had a few of the new ones that shed the silver plating from the outside of the tube as annoying little glittery flakes. That was very soon after they were released, though- maybe they've fixed the problem. The rest of my tanks have 50w and 100w pre-set Tetras. I've noticed that the Tetras don't always run at 78 degrees- they're often more like 76.5, and I've got one that's only 75.