i busted my cheapo heater yesterday. but its aite because my basement stays about 77 all summer/fall. but with winter comming im derfinately gonna need a heater. what heater do you folks use? i have a 55gal. i want something that is shatter proof and is also capable of maintaining 78 degrees. i also want a digital thermometer. any brands youve had luck with?
Titanium heating element with an Aqaumedic Biotherm controller.
You don't want some all-in-one crap! ie. anything from petshit(petsmart) or petcrap(petco).
A titanium heat element is unbeatable because it is simple...it just works but it has to be controlled. The best controller for a heating element is the Aqaumedic Biotherm. Or you could use it with a full blown reef controller like a Reefkeeper but that's a bit more money.
I have a hagen.......works great for me...I think it has a titanium core.....not sure. But it works great.....pulled it out of the water before and forgot to turn it off.......didnt shatter or anything. It still works great!