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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    I had the Eheim Jager heaters which are totally solid, but I felt they were too big for my 125 gallon so I switched over to Fluval's E300s and I've been pleased with them. I have a black background on my tank and these fluval heaters blend right in. I have them both rated for 88F, but have a controller for both to keep them temp at 82-86F. Haven't had any problems for the last few months I've been using them. I also like that they have covers around them, so the discus or my other fish, cannot accidentally swim across them and get burned.

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    I have 2 jbj in large tanks there in # 2 post. Any heater is not fool proof but parts are easy to get if something fails also there not cheap.

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    Quote Originally Posted by 14Discus View Post
    ...No matter the brand u choose.....do buy an extra heater or two. One never knows when a sudden need arises.....most surely during some holiday when places are closed or thereís no mail due to weather.
    This is wisdom and experience. All brands of heaters will eventually fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fljones3 View Post
    I have them horizontal on the bottom in the back. Both on at the same time. Thatís how this particular controller works. I set the heaters on max. Then the temp controller turns them on/off at the same time. I run two in case one does bad I donít lose heat in the tank. Hope this helps.

    edit: btw, if you do the above setup leave enough room from the back glass so the discus can get to the food that loves to gravitate towards my heaters.
    I run mine exactly like this. Itís just the best way to do it imo.

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    While I respect those who use the controller to control the heaters, my heaters do their thing and the controller serves as my insurance policy regarding overheating. The controller will not let my tank temp exceed what I set it at. I’m not willing to risk two tanks full of Kenny’s Discus being boiled by a controller failure. Should the heaters malfunction, the controller will be there to shut down the heat. Just my thoughts.

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    I agree, no heater is going to last forever. I am running 4 heaters in two pairs. All are sump mounted as close to the return pump as possible. One pair set at 85 and the second pair at 88. They all run on the same Apex controller which is set at 85.5 which leaves the pair of 250 jaegers running most of the time and kicks the pair of 300 jaegers in if the house temp causes the 250s to not keep up. Also having a good digital thermometer in a place that you can not miss seeing on a daily basis is also a great safeguard against over or under heat conditions.

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cove Beach View Post
    I agree, no heater is going to last forever. I am running 4 heaters in two pairs. All are sump mounted as close to the return pump as possible. One pair set at 85 and the second pair at 88. They all run on the same Apex controller which is set at 85.5 which leaves the pair of 250 jaegers running most of the time and kicks the pair of 300 jaegers in if the house temp causes the 250s to not keep up. Also having a good digital thermometer in a place that you can not miss seeing on a daily basis is also a great safeguard against over or under heat conditions.
    Yup, I’ve got digital thermometers for each tank and as strange as it sounds, I’ve gotten so I can tell tank temps just by touching the glass and/or feeling the water. Do not try that at Home kids.

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    TY. Liztreithorst...

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    Default Re: Looking for Heater Recommendations for a 75 gallon tank.

    And thank you to everyone that's taking the time to reply!

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