If you’ve been using glass heaters, or you’ve ever lost a tank to an exploding heater or a failure that boils your fish, then this is a good tutorial for you.
So, over the years I’ve gravitated to Titanium heaters on thermostats and I encourage anyone with valued fish to do the same and here’s why.
What I’m using at home now is a POPETPOP titanium heater at 400W and under $30 which is a steal.
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^ Where to buy the Popetpop Titanium heater under $30
Then what I do is put the above heater or heaters on a thermostat to ‘redundantly’ control the heaters and prevent overheating, which is fully explained in the recording.
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^ Where to buy the Inkbird aquarium thermostat
Cost-Effective Titanium Aquarium and Tank Heaters
Normally in BIG facilities I’ve used pain bucket warmers – and in my 1500 gallon tank, I’ve used THREE of them but then lately the crazy people in the heater industry came up with a tiny, submersible 3000 Watt heater I’m going to try next. I’ll use the above thermostat to control it.
^ Where to buy the CalPalmy 3000W submersible heater.
My prior large-system heating gear. Actually works wonderfully but over the years they’ve made dedicated aquarium thermostats and smaller, submersible high volume heaters.
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Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.