Any recommendations on a heater controller?

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Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby Daedalus on Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:05 am

I am having hell of a time maintaining a stable temp in my 28g biocube. It's running on LED's so doesnt get so hot, but has five pumps in it. It's swinging almost four degree's this past week. I am thinking the heater temp gauge isn't accurate at all. So looking at a controller for the heater, so I'm not relying on that anymore. Anyone have one they recommend?
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Re: Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby Rueg on Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:24 pm

I would recommend getting a controller like a Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper or a Neptune Systems Apex. More expensive than just a heater controller but much better and then you get the added benefits of having a few more controllable plugs.
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Re: Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby MM on Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:51 am

I like to use very cheap controllers, or controllers not made for fish tanks to save money. Azoo controllers are inexpensive. The stuff made for our hobby is way marked up to take advantage of us. Plus of course I am commercial and need things to be cheap. I make stuff like this when i can out of cheap parts. If you have one tank buy the expensive ones. a controller should not cost more than twenty bucks from my perspective. But this is the guy that ran a reef tank with spiral CFs for ten years.

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Re: Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby MM on Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:54 am

why five pumps in a 28 gal?
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Re: Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby MadCityReefer on Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:31 am

Daedalus wrote:I am having hell of a time maintaining a stable temp in my 28g biocube. It's running on LED's so doesnt get so hot, but has five pumps in it. It's swinging almost four degree's this past week. I am thinking the heater temp gauge isn't accurate at all. So looking at a controller for the heater, so I'm not relying on that anymore. Anyone have one they recommend?



Before I had my very expensive APEX I was using a Finnex Max-300 Digital Aquarium Heater Controller. It will set you back about $30
http://www.amazon.com/Finnex-Max-300-Di ... nex+heater
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Re: Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby Daedalus on Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:15 am

That is actually the one I bought lol months ago, best purchase, has consistently held the temperature without flaw.

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Re: Any recommendations on a heater controller?

Postby MadCityReefer on Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:52 pm

Daedalus wrote:That is actually the one I bought lol months ago, best purchase, has consistently held the temperature without flaw.

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Lol, I just looked at the date of the original post
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