Voluntary Recall of Marineland Stealth Heaters

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by iCon, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Eh, I gotta return the Jager back to DFS because I didn't realize how long it was. What's a good heater to get? Are the Fluval M's any good?
     
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I wish I had a heater to recommend. I was going to ask the same thing. I'm limping along on old jagers. The first few versions last a loooooong time.
     
  3. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Not allowed. Give us answers. :D

    Old Jagers are getting me by as well...For the most part at least.
     
  4. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    All I see is junk on the shelves anymore.
     
  5. anathema

    anathema Supporting Member

    Heh, I use a marineland stealth and it's working better than anything else I've tried, so I was kind of thinking the same thing. :(
     
  6. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    IME it's the thermostat, why do they all rely on a crappy thermostat, I'd pay a couple more buck for something even remotely accurate that doesn't stick and fry your tank.
     
  7. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    the problem is in business if it costs you a penny, you charge them a dollar. It might cost a couple bucks, but no way they're going to only increase their overall price a couple bucks, which is the unfortunate thing.
     
  8. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Are there any reliable heaters that don't explode or stick? My Apex will be taking care of temperature control.
     
  9. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    I always go with heaters that have detached controllers and sensors.
    Keeping the heat away from the silicon at least in theory should reduce thermostat failure mode.
    ViaAqua has been good for me.
     
  10. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member


    I have a couple of 300w Visitherms: One's in the box, the other has been in my sump for the past 2-3 years, and it comes on and goes off just fine - running off my chiller's circuit programing.

    Since there wasn't any mention of the Visitherms, I'm feeling comfortable with owning them. They / Hagen operate out of Sacramento; and I've been pleased with their customer focus. I just hope they come out with a Stealth Pro replacement, as I've seen them come highly recommended on the boards last year (which is what prompted my purchase).
     
  11. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    Mine are doing fine also and I have them hooked up to my Apex. There have been a couple of posts of the older visitherm stealths blowing up. I'd rather not take the chance and get something that doesn't blow up. :O
     
  12. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

     
  13. tuberider

    tuberider Guest


    Hate to say it, but I've had them fry tanks too :(
     
  14. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    ViaAqua = RIO = SEIO = WavePoint = http://www.commodityaxis.com/home.aspx
    all the same company
     
  15. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    How are Fluvals? Do they have a good track record? Thinking about getting the Fluval M's.
     
  16. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I only have one running now, it seems to heat the tank, it's still the same technology as most heaters though.

    I do have a couple of the Rena Smart heaters running right now and they seem to work OK and are impact resistant. For the most part I don't really use heaters anymore if I can avoid it, Mag drive pumps make great heaters :D
     
  17. iani

    iani Guest

    Big als online emailed me about a replacement for my two 300w heaters. They are sending out these as replacements
    http://www.bigalsonline.com/Jager-TruTemp-Submersible-Heaters_9795073_82.html?tc=default

    No need to return the old heaters either.
     
  18. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Crud!
    Oh well, longer term, I plan to use my house hot water heater anyway.
    Heating a big tank with electricity costs a fortune.
    And right now, the one that runs most (of 3), is plugged into my reef-angel controller.
     
  19. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I'm a Ranco fan for heater controllers.. mainly because they're cheap and reliable. RA's are awesome, I just don't have mine on my aquarium :lol:
     
  20. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Lucky you, DF&S simply sent me the letter with Marineland's phone basically saying "its not our problem"
     

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