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rice-pudding

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Fluval E200 heater problem
« on: March 04, 2016, 12:59:56 pm »
Bought a E200 heater yesterday. Set to 27 and it wouldn't rise above 24.5 so I left it over night and it's still 24.5! The tank is 200 litre and the heater is rated to 250 litre.

Any ideas?

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #1 on: March 04, 2016, 01:49:51 pm »
    These heaters are crap.  I had mine 300w in 150l tank and it couldn't keep 25c.  Is it showing flow error?  Take it back to store and get your money back

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #2 on: March 04, 2016, 02:31:07 pm »
    Assume you have a seperate thermometer - might be worth setting at 30 and see if gets to 27 first?
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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #3 on: March 04, 2016, 04:09:21 pm »
    Don't have an issue with mine, when I first got it I got the low flow light but that only made me aware the tank circulation wasn't up to scratch, altered that and all has been fine
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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #4 on: March 04, 2016, 09:09:49 pm »
    I have a separate thermometer and it's reading between 22 and 24. I've tried turning it up, hopefully it heats up! Rather annoyed as these heaters aren't cheap!

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #5 on: March 04, 2016, 09:28:50 pm »
    What filtration do you have? Need to make sure you have decent circulation around the heater.
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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #6 on: March 04, 2016, 09:31:49 pm »
    And what angle is it at?
    May have MTS but its not a problem till you admit it.... right?

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #7 on: March 04, 2016, 09:48:12 pm »
    I'm running a external filter with almost double flow rate I need so plenty of flow. The heater has been up right but has been at 45 degrees for about half an hour. Annoying though because I don't like to see my heater I just assumed the heater would work upright.... Like every other heater I've owned haha.

    Bought the heater for the gaurd as the pleco can be a bit boisterous from time to time

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #8 on: March 04, 2016, 09:52:03 pm »
    Inline heater.......  ;)
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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #9 on: March 04, 2016, 09:55:52 pm »
    I am sure they work upright but it might be better at 45. Valis is good for hiding pipes/heaters etc.
    May have MTS but its not a problem till you admit it.... right?

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #10 on: March 04, 2016, 11:18:23 pm »
    These heaters are crap.  I had mine 300w in 150l tank and it couldn't keep 25c.  Is it showing flow error?  Take it back to store and get your money back

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    I disagree I have always used them and currently have 2 x 300w in my 800 litre marine reef and they are accurate both set at 25.5°c and DT temp probe is always between 25.9°c and 26.1°c I would call that accurate !!

    But they are in a sump and have 6000LPH flowing through them so to say something is crap when in your scenario of how it was placed and setup was not optimum for the heater hence "low Flow" that's not the heaters fault :)

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #11 on: March 05, 2016, 07:17:49 am »
    Inline heater.......  ;)
    Mine is upright...
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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #12 on: March 05, 2016, 10:43:07 am »
    These heaters are crap.  I had mine 300w in 150l tank and it couldn't keep 25c.  Is it showing flow error?  Take it back to store and get your money back

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    I disagree I have always used them and currently have 2 x 300w in my 800 litre marine reef and they are accurate both set at 25.5°c and DT temp probe is always between 25.9°c and 26.1°c I would call that accurate !!

    But they are in a sump and have 6000LPH flowing through them so to say something is crap when in your scenario of how it was placed and setup was not optimum for the heater hence "low Flow" that's not the heaters fault :)
    Must be my bad luck but these have many bad reviews

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #13 on: March 05, 2016, 10:47:43 am »
    Put my old juwel glass heater in over night and the water reached a steady 27.5, unplugged the glass one and turned the fluval down to 26. Now it's just a waiting game to see if drops temperature and holds it!

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    Re: Fluval E200 heater problem
    « Reply #14 on: March 05, 2016, 11:19:23 pm »
    Assume you have a seperate thermometer - might be worth setting at 30 and see if gets to 27 first?

    total agree with you on this I tried  50w,100wand even a 200w in 40 litre tank and still could not retain a simple 24.5 in which I think is the factory setting .all of them returned back to the shop . it clearly states to place them vertical in the manual but when question customer services they say place it at 45deg even that did not work. its an known problem with them and it been like this for years.
    in the end I went back to the old trusted interpet delta in which I have got in all my 3 tanks