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New to the forum, so hello to everyone for starters, love the site and finally decided to sign up. I especially enjoy the species profiles. On to my issue

My LFS has switched heater brands, and I am happen to be in the market for some. I like to buy from him, but he is now stocking Cascade heaters. They are cheap, but I am not familiar with them at all. I have only been able to find them for sale online, but not a lot of reviews on line. I was wondering if anyone had experience with these? As I said I would love to support the LFS, but if the heaters are going to fry my tanks, then I would just as soon buy a quality heater. Thanks for any input you may have.
 

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I had a stealth heater cook some fish once, so I kind of stay away from them, but I will consider it given the fact that I rarely read about similar happening to others using the stealth heaters.
 

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THey combined wattage should never be between 3 - 4 watts per gallon, so if I was doing a 180 I'd get 2 300 watt heaters. THe chances of a single 300 watt heater cooking your fish in a 180 gallon is slim, as is the chance of both failing at the same time.
 

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The hydor inlines are really nice heaters too. I have one running on one of my 55's and I couldn't be happier with it. It would be nice if they made them in really small wattages.
 

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Aquatester, unless you have your tank in an extremely cold room, you should be OK with one Hydor ETH 300. I have one on my 220G tank in the basement (avg of 68F) which maintains my tank at 78F. Also have one on my 75G tank. Just love these heaters.
 
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