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Eheim Jager Heater Aquarium Heater 250W Featured

 
J ger TS Automatic Heaters 250 watt by Eheim. Automatic heaters for 10 to 90+ gallon tanks


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great heater with a long life featured

Installation and Operation I have very much liked the ebo jager line of heaters. I've used these exclusively over the last few years. They work well and consistently, and I've read that the latest model is even advertised as fully submersible (though admittedly, I've submerged mine for years without issue). These are relatively inexpensive and work well in all kinds of applications.


Performance vs. Expectations This unit works very well. I've been very pleased with it's performance and expect to continue using it for years to come. I have no complaints and it's met all my expectations.


Value for money These arent very expensive, especially compared to other heaters. While maybe a few dollars more, they're easily one of the best on the market and I find them to be a very good value for the money.


Liked about it For the cost and durability, these are good heaters. I'd say one the best. I have one of the 250W models on my 120 gallon system, and it was plenty to keep my tank warm even when the room temperatures plunged into the 40s (I had kept my tank in the garage during a move, and the outside air was well into the 20s during this time). The heat transfer is good and the case is really hard to break (though be assured, if you drop it on concrete from a few feet up it will break). I've been fully satisfied with the use of this product.


Didn't like The only drawback on these heaters is that they temperature control feature is not very accurate. If you stick it on a certain temperature, that doesn't necessarily mean it will operate at that temperature. I do find they are rather precise, implying that it will consistently operate in the same range of temps, but I'd calibrate it with something else if you're interested in maintaining a precise temperature range. I use these in combination with a controller in order to eliminate some of these inconsistencies, thereby not relying on the product itself for temperature control but an independent and more accurate temperature probe.


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By crvz
May 28, 2010
 
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Probably the best heater you can buy without going to titanium featured

Installation and Operation It was very easy to install, just place in tank, allow the glass to get the same temp as water and plug it in. The added length of the heater may make it difficult to place in some sumps with multiple compartments.


Performance vs. Expectations It performed very well as expected. The box was somewhat confusing as it showed the old Jager heater that was not fully submersible. It had a large UL sticker declaring it as submersible as well as the markings on the heater itself. I had heard people make claims this heater was not submersible and this may be the source of this confusion.


Value for money This heater was very fairly priced for it's attributes. Other heaters in this wattage range are similarly priced and some of them are not as well made. This is probably the best heater you can buy without going to titanium, a very good value.


Customer Support I have not had to return any of the products I have purchased previously from this company.


Liked about it The heater performed very well. It has a clear setting knob on it to set the temperature. The extra length should allow for more even heating. The wiring is a single large coil throughout the tube unlike other brands which use smaller coils seperated by ceramics. I would assume this should allow for more even heating as well and less hot spots. The cord was long (roughly six feet), well insulated, and has more rigid plastic around the plug to deter fraying from bending. It is fully submersible which is a big bonus. The suction cup attachment system was also well designed. There are two suction cups attached to a plastic piece that grasps the heater. The suction cups were an inch and a half across, about 50% larger than some others I own. This should provide additions suction. It held the temperature very consistently without fluctuation.


Didn't like The length (17.5 inches) allows for more surface area but may make it difficult to get into some segmented sumps. It was also slightly thinner than other models. It still appeared solid but made me question if it would take the abuse other glass heaters would. The suction cup system is better than other suction cups but I still believe a better system like a magnet would perform better. The temperature was remained stable but it kept the water about 2 degrees F above what the setting was according to the mercury thermometer in the system. However the system was about 85 gallons, under what the heater was rated for but I would like for it to have been a hair more accurate. This 2 degree discretion was stable at various setting so it was easy to adjust for.


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By jenglish
Oct 26, 2009
 
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WORTH IT

Installation and Operation Simple to install either in display tank or in sump. very easy to adjust it to the desire temp. And only requires monthly simple cleaning from algae with clean paper towel to maintain it performance.


Performance vs. Expectations More than i expected, I use to have other brand to rely on keeping my tank worm, but stopped working for no reason, it was heating at all when my tank reached 75F from 79F. Therefore, I looked up for good heater, and got 2 250w Ehiem Jager for my 125 gal, kept my tank set at 79F 24/7.


Value for money Totally worth it for its performance.


Customer Support Never had to deal with customer care.


Liked about it 1- Cheap.
2- Works very well with no fluctuation in temp.


Didn't like Very happy with this heater


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5.0

By Sami
Aug 23, 2010
 
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Ironman Heater

General This heater is yet another quality product from Eheim. I have had my 250w for almost 5 years, and the previous owner had it for about a year before that. This heater lasts and lasts and lasts. I have had other heaters die inside 2 years, and this one is still going after 5-6. While it is a rather long heater, the increased surface area is beneficial for heating. Jager heaters are at the top of my list for any heater needs I have. If you want to spend your money on a heater that will give you the very best quality for the money you spend, then this is it.


Liked about it High quality. Efficient heater. Long lasting


Didn't like Need for calibration


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By ILuvMyGoldBarb
Jul 08, 2009
 
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Ok heater

General Keeps the temperature very stable. Since they are not submersible it is hard to incorporate the larger models into a sump. It was a great heater until it cracked on me.


Liked about it It had a great temperature controller and it kept my tank very stable over the winter.


Didn't like Mine developed a bubble in the glass which shattered after a while. Also I don't like that they aren't submersible.


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3.0

By guitar8222
Jul 08, 2009
 
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My Favorite Heater!!

General I use 4 of these heaters on my main system and they work flawlessly. I have used more heaters than I care to mention, and these are the only ones I can truly say I trust and like! I think these are the best heaters on the market. I only used the built in thermostats for a couple weeks, but they kept the temp constant. Great Heater!


Liked about it Accurate, Great Build Quality, Great Reputation!


Didn't like Nothing!


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By dcmartinpc
Jul 06, 2009
 
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Reliable heater

General The jaegers last forever and are completely submersible. I have yet to have one freeze in an on position. I use all of mine with controllers now, but before that I had piece of mind using these heaters that I did not have using other cheaper brands. I had a cheaper heater cook my nano and after that I resolved to only use jaegers.

My only issue is they are made out of glass so they are susceptible to breakage.


Liked about it Reliable
submersible


Didn't like Made out of glass


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5.0

By Kyuss
Jun 14, 2009
 
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