Good 100w Heater for Fluval Evo 13.5.

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Hi,

I’ve just got my Tank wet and the Fluval M50 doesn’t seem to be man enough to get my temps up, it’s not going past 74.8 degrees even when turned on full.
The Tank is in a pretty cold room so I think that’s the problem so I’m looking to buy a 100w Heater to get Temps up and stable.

can anyone recommend a good Heater that fits the Evo? Ideally in the third chamber along with the Ehiem Compact 1000, I would get the M100 but can’t seem to find one.
I’ve been looking at the Jewel Automatic Heater 100w which looks like it will fit, anyone know if they’re any good and will 100w be enough or should I go 150w?

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HK_Fuey

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Reply #1

I'd highly recommend two titanium heaters and a temperature controller. It allows for redundancy incase one fails, is far more accurate on stopping temp swings, and is more efficient. Size each heater according to the manufacturer guide when you buy them. They each need to be big enough to heat the tank on their own.
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Reply #2

Hi HK_Fuey.


Sorry missed this post till now.
I’m looking at buying an Inkbird ITC-306T Dual Heating Temperature Controller.
My 50w Fluval is keeping the Tank at temp but it’s on constantly so I was thinking of running Two M50s on the Inkbird, this model of Inkbird runs both Heaters at the same time so I’d be getting the extra umph I need, the safety of the Controller and if one Heater fails the other can at least keep the Tank from dropping to low.


I’m not familiar at all with any of this though apart from what I’ve been reading up, so does that sound like it will work out ok to you?

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The titanium heaters are way more reliable, and more efficient, so you'll save long term.

It's really worth the investment. Cracked heaters leaking current,  leaking copper, getting stuck on or off, are all common issues.
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