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Fluval E Heater Review

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This product sucks
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This is a good product
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Total votes : 5

Fluval E Heater Review

Postby Kmuda » Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:00 pm

The site review for the Fluval E Heater can be found here:

http://www.oscarfish.com/accessories/fl ... eater.html

Please reply to this thread with your own review for this product.

The Fluval E Heater is currently my recommendation for use in Oscar Tanks (or any tank containing large potentially destructive fish). I currently give a "This is a good product" rating but will increase that to "highly recommended" if my heater stays functional for a extended period of time. I've only had it in use for about 3 months.
100g- Red Oscar Fish, Male Convict, 3 SDs - 20 gallon sump
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Re: Fluval E Heater Review

Postby Butler » Thu Feb 09, 2012 1:45 pm

I also have just brought 2 x 300w E series heaters for my 150gal and am very surprised that temp only fluctuates 0.5 degrees upwards its never dropped in temp yet. I will also write another review when heaters have been in place for longer period of time currently they have only be operating for 1 1/2 weeks.
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Re: Fluval E Heater Review

Postby husslr187 » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:19 pm

i could be wrong but i thought this question should be asked and this being the appropriate place for it

from aqueon heater review thread
Ahab's Foot wrote:No rattle, but an audible click. Compared to my Odyssea heater (dead at 2 months), Rena Smartheater (12 months), and Fluval (almost used it but heard about the recall: they were exploding), the clicking Aqueon is the champ at 16+ months.

My next heater will be a Goldfish tank. :lol:


is the fluval heater that your were talking about the one being reviewed here?
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Re: Fluval E Heater Review

Postby Kmuda » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:38 pm

This heater (the Fluval E) does not have a recall against it and has no reports of "exploding". That distinction belongs to the Marineland Stealth Heaters.

I am not aware of any recalls or exploding issues with any Fluval heaters. If there were, I would be aware of it.
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55g - 21 Year Old Kissing Gourami + friends
55g - Angelfish - 29g Livebearer Community
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Re: Fluval E Heater Review

Postby Banjominnow » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:59 pm

I have used two fluval E 300w heaters atleast two years and I live in Minnesota where the heaters get a workout in the winter. I have four all together none of them have ever given me so much as a hiccup. Like the review says I love the LED temp display, easy temp adjust and not to mention the cage around the glass heater for the rowdy cichlids.
My only real beef is getting the low flow signal on the led display which is and easy fix just place it right next to your cannister or filter intake so it pulls the heat off the heater problem fixed. Only other thing I could see is that these heaters need to be straight up and down and cannot be placed horizontal but these things are not crazy long so no biggie in my book. I love these heaters :D
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Re: Fluval E Heater Review

Postby Kmuda » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:45 pm

During water changes this week I validated the continued accuracy of my Fluval E heater. It's still spot on after several years usage. While Fluval may continue to suck, they got it right with the Fluval E Heater, which.... knowing Fluval management, means it will be discontinued any day now. :lol:
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Re: Fluval E Heater Review

Postby el_oscuro » Mon Feb 18, 2013 8:45 pm

I bought this because of the Oscar guard, but the digital temperature gauge is really nice. I have had mine for 6 months now without any issues. This is the best heater I have ever owned. At $37 on Amazon, not too expensive either.
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